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.
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 - https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/gpgkey | 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] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ 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.
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