How to Install Atom Editor On Ubuntu 22.04


Atom is an open-source text and source code editor for Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems. It quickly became one of the most popular choices for developers due to its modern interface and extensive plugin ecosystem.

Whether you’re building websites, mobile apps, or games, Atom makes it easy to structure your code just how you like it.

It supports more than 35+ programming languages by default, and you can extend its functionality by installing plugins and look by installing themes.

Here, we will see how to install Atom editor on Ubuntu 22.04.

Add Atom Editor Repository

The Atom editor is available from its official repository for Ubuntu operating system.

To install the Atom editor package, download and add the Atom editor signing key to your system with the below command.

wget -qO - | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/atomeditor-keyring.gpg

Then, add the Atom editor repository to your system.

echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/atomeditor-keyring.gpg] any main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list

Install Atom Editor on Ubuntu 22.04

After adding the Atom repository to your system, update the repository index.

sudo apt update

Finally, install Atom Editor with the below command.

sudo apt install -y atom

You can also install the beta version with sudo apt install -y atom-beta command.

Launch Atom Editor

After the successful installation of the Atom editor, you can launch it by running the atom command in the terminal or by going to Activities >> search for Atom.

As soon as you launch Atom editor for the first time, you will get the Welcome guide page with a few options to get to know about Atom.

Atom Editor on Ubuntu 22.04
Atom Editor on Ubuntu 22.04

Update Atom Editor on Ubuntu

You can update the Atom editor to the latest version when the update is available with the below command.

sudo apt --only-upgrade install atom


That’s All. I hope you have successfully installed Atom editor on Ubuntu 22.04.

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