How to Install Atom 1.6.0 on Linux


Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies. Most of the extended packages have free software licenses and are community-built and maintained. It is having a simple and intuitive graphical user interface and a bunch of interesting features for writing: CSS, HTML, JavaScript and other web programming languages. Among others, it provides support for macros, auto-completion – a split screen feature which integrates with the file manager.

This article describes about “How to install Atom 1.6.0 on Linux”

Installing Atom

To install Atom, it should require Atom PPA packages as shown below –

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom

The sample output should be like this –

PPA for Atom text editor: https://atom.io

Now available for both 32bit and 64bit!

More info, report packaging bugs, feedback, etc.: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/05/install-atom-text-editor-in-ubuntu-via-ppa.html

Report non-packaging Atom bugs here: https://github.com/atom/atom/issues
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/atom
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpqguvek6d/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpqguvek6d/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key EEA14886 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmpqguvek6d/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key EEA14886: public key "Launchpad VLC" imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK

To update package indexes, use the following command –

$ sudo apt-get update

The sample output should be like this –

Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                                    
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release                                        
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease                                  
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease                              
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease [65.9 kB]           
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages                            
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg                                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease [65.9 kB]          
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release                                    
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Sources                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main amd64 Packages                        
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main i386 Packages                         
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Sources [109 kB]         
Get:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease [15.4 kB]                      
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports InRelease [65.9 kB]        
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                         
Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Sources [4,035 B]  
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg                            
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                        
Get:7 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Sources [34.0 kB]    
Get:8 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main Sources [264 kB]        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                         
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en_IN                     
Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Sources [2,750 B]  
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                        
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Get:10 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main amd64 Packages [444 kB]
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Get:11 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Sources [5,352 B]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Get:12 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Sources [151 kB]   
Get:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages [568 B]             
Get:14 http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages [570 B]              
Get:15 http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en [299 B]             
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Get:16 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse Sources [5,946 B]
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release                                    
Get:17 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted amd64 Packages [13.0 kB]
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To install atom, use the following command –

$ sudo apt-get install atom

The sample output should be like this –

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
  nodejs
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  atom
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 51.1 MB of archives.
After this operation, 51.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/atom/ubuntu/ trusty/main atom amd64 1.5.4-1~webupd8~0 [51.1 MB]
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To open atom use the following command –

$ atom

The sample output should be like this –

atom

To remove atom, use the following command –

$ sudo apt-get remove atom

The sample output should be like this –

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  atom
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 51.2 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 
(Reading database ... 229881 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing atom (1.5.4-1~webupd8~0) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) ...
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Congratulations! Now, you know “How to install Atom 1.6.0 on Linux”. We’ll learn more about these types of commands in our next Linux post. Keep reading!

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