Install Atom Text Editor on Linux
Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies.Most of the extending packages have free software licenses and are community-built and maintained.

Atom is based on Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell),a framework that enables cross-platform desktop applications using Chromium and Node.js. It is written in CoffeeScript and Less.It can also be used as an IDE. Atom was released from beta, as version 1.0, on June 25, 2015.Its developers call it a "hackable text editor for the 21st Century"

  • Cross-platform editing – Atom works across operating systems. You can use it on OS X, Windows, or Linux.
  • Built-in package manager – Search for and install new packages or start creating your own—all from within Atom.
  • The smart autocompletion – Atom helps you write code faster with a smart, flexible autocomplete.
  • File system browser – Easily browse and open a single file, a whole project, or multiple projects in one window.
  • Multiple panes – Split your Atom interface into multiple panes to compare and edit code across files.
  • Find and replace – Find, preview, and replace text as you type in a file or across all your projects.

To install Atom on Linux, you can download a Debian package or RPM package either from the main Atom website at or from the Atom project releases page at
Install Atom on Debian, Ubuntu And Mint Linux
We can install the Atom 1.3.1 Text Editor on Debian, Ubuntu And Mint Linux enter following command:
$ wget
$ sudo dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb
Install Atom on RHEL/CentOS and Fedora Linux

To install Atom 1.3.1 Text Editor on RHEL/CentOS and Fedora Linux enter following command:
$ wget
$ sudo rpm -ivh atom.x86_64.rpm

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