The objective is to install Atom editor on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
- Software: – Atom v1.24.0 or higher
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudo command is required.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Other Versions of this Tutorial
To start we first need to obtain Atom’s installation package. Navigate to Atom’s project git repository and download the
atom-amd64.deb DEB package. Alternatively, use
wget command to get the latest version:
$ wget -O atom-amd64.deb https://atom.io/download/deb
gdebi command which we will use to install the previously downloaded Atom package.
$ sudo apt install gdebi-core
Alternatively, for more options, visit our guide on how to install DEB file on Ubuntu.
Install Atom on Ubuntu
gdebi command to install Atom’s installation package
$ sudo gdebi atom-amd64.deb
When prompted, answer
y to perform Atom installation on your Ubuntu host.
Start Atom on Ubuntu
To start atom text editor open up terminal and enter:
Alternatively, search your desktop’s start menu: