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.
- 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.
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
That is it. Enjoy!