Atom is a modern open source text or source code editor. It is hackable to the core – which means this tool can be customized to do anything. It is available for OS X, Linux, and Windows systems. This article will help you to install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu, Debian, and LinuxMint systems.
Atom Text Editor has a large number of features, which makes it a useful editor. A few useful features are given below.
- 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.
- 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.
Install Atom Text Editor
Now download the Atom text editor Debian package file from its official website and install it on your system using the following commands.
wget https://atom.io/download/deb -O atom.deb sudo dpkg -i atom.deb
Start Atom Editor
Now start Atom text editor using the following command or use the system menu launcher.