How to Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04

Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Atom Text Editor is a free and open-source text editor which can be used for editing tasks. It’s source code editor for macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows with support for plug-ins written in node.js and embedded git control.

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04.

First, add the repository of the Atom:

add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom

Next, install atom text editor application by running the following command:

apt-get update
apt-get install -y atom

After the process completes, You can launch the editor form the gnome application menu.

Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04

Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured Atom Text Editor on your Ubuntu 18.04 server. Thanks for using this tutorial installing Atom Text Editor open source text editor on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system.