26 May 2020
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 Requirements
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
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 Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)
To start we first need to obtain Atom's installation package. Navigate to
Atom's project git repository
and download the
DEB package. Alternatively, use
command to get the latest version:
$ wget -O atom-amd64.deb https://atom.io/download/deb
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
command to install Atom's installation package
$ sudo gdebi atom-amd64.deb
When prompted, answer
to perform Atom installation on your Ubuntu host.
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Start Atom on Ubuntu
To start atom text editor
open up terminal
Alternatively, search your desktop's start menu:
Locate Atom's icon and click to start.
Atom text editor on Ubuntu 18.04