The objective is to install Atom editor on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Atom
  • How to start Atom
  • How to update Atom
Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux
Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software Atom
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

  1. The installation of Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 is a rather simple process. From your terminal window execute the following snap command to begin the installation:
    $ sudo snap install atom --classic
    
    Installation complete.

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  3. Use activities menu to start the Atom text editor.

    Start  Atom Text Editor
    Start Atom Text Editor
    Alternatively, you can start the Atom text editor from command line:
    $ atom
    

How to upgrade Atom Text Editor

You can upgrade the Atom Text Editor snap package by using the following command:
$ sudo snap refresh atom
snap "atom" has no updates available
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