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Install Atom 1.3.1 Text Editor on Linux

Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for Linux, OS X and Windows. It’s modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core, a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file. Atom support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub also thousands of open source packages that add new features and functionality to Atom.

Features

  • 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.
Atom Text editor
Atom Text editor

Install Atom text editor on Linux

To install Atom on Linux, you can download a Debian package or RPM package either from the main Atom website at atom.io or from the Atom project releases page at https://github.com/atom/atom/releases

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 https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.3.1/atom-amd64.deb
$ 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 https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.3.1/atom.x86_64.rpm
$ sudo rpm -ivh atom.x86_64.rpm

See the below screen shot of Atom 1.3.0 taken from Mint 17 Linux

Atom v1.3.1 Hackable text editor
Atom v1.3.1 Hackable text editor

That is it. Enjoy!

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