Atom is an open-source text and source code editor for Windows, Linux, and macOS, developed by GitHub. It is called “A hackable text editor for the 21st century” due to being a highly customizable text editor.
Atom is built using HTML, CSS, JS, and other web technologies. It supports more than 35+ programming languages by default and you can extend its functionality and look by installing plugins and themes.
Install Atom Editor On Ubuntu 20.04
Atom editor can be installed in three ways:
Install Atom Editor Using Software Center
Open the Ubuntu software center (Activities » search for Ubuntu Software).
Search for Atom editor and then, click on the result.
Click on install.
Enter your password to authenticate the installation.
Wait for the Atom editor installation to complete.
Install Atom Editor using Snap
First, install the Snap package manager on your system if it is not already installed.
sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y snapd
Then, install Atom editor with the snap command.
sudo snap install atom --classic
Install Atom Editor Using Official Repository
Atom.io offers an official package repository for the Ubuntu operating system.
Add a signing key and repository to your system with below commands.
wget -qO - https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/gpgkey | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list
Install Atom editor using the apt command.
sudo apt update sudo apt install -y atom
Open Atom Editor
Open Atom editor from Activities » search for Atom.
Atom Editor Running On Ubuntu 20.04: