Install Atom-IDE Editor on Ubuntu Linux

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Atom is a cross-platform, sophisticated IDE text/code editor for folks who need a decent editor with cool features like context-aware auto-completion, code navigation features such as an outline view, document formatting, and file system browser; it works with Git and GitHub directly, and much more.

This powerful editor was developed by GitHub and worked across operating systems. Use it on OS X, Windows, or Linux.

Whether new to programming or a seasoned programmer, you will need a great code editor to do your job. And Atom IDE is a code editor that combines simplicity and speed for any developer.

For more about Atom IDE, please check its homepage.

And because it’s a cross-platform app that works on Windows and Mac Linux PC, it should work and allow you to move between different PC platforms.

When you’re ready to install Atom on Ubuntu, follow the steps below:  There are multiple ways to install Atom IDE.

Install Atom IDE from the Repository

To install Atom using its official repository, you must add it to Ubuntu. After that, you can install the app from Ubuntu’s default repositories. However, the version that comes with Ubuntu may not necessarily be the latest.

To install the latest version, follow the steps below. First, run the commands below to install the repository key.

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Run the commands below to ensure they are set up to work with HTTPS sources.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install apt-transport-https

Next, run the commands below to add its repository.

sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] any main"

Finally, run the commands below to install.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install atom

That should install Atom Text. When you’re done, Atom Text should be installed and ready to use… To launch it, go to the Activities Overview, search Atom Text, and launch it.

Atom editor

Install Atom IDE via Snap

Suppose the option above didn’t work for you. You can also install Atom Text via Snap package management.   This might be the quickest way to install Atom Text…

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully…

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install atom --classic

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Atom IDE text/code editor on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 and 18.10

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