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Atom is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on Electron, and based on everything we love about our favorite editors. We designed it to be deeply customizable, but still approachable using the default configuration.

Visit atom.io to learn more or visit the Atom forum.

Follow @AtomEditor on Twitter for important announcements.

This project adheres to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code. Please report unacceptable behavior to [email protected]

Documentation

If you want to read about using Atom or developing packages in Atom, the Atom Flight Manual is free and available online. You can find the source to the manual in atom/flight-manual.atom.io.

The API reference for developing packages is also documented on Atom.io.

Installing

Prerequisites

macOS

Download the latest Atom release.

Atom will automatically update when a new release is available.

Windows

Download the latest AtomSetup.exe installer.

Atom will automatically update when a new release is available.

You can also download an atom-windows.zip file from the releases page. The .zip version will not automatically update.

Using chocolatey? Run cinst Atom to install the latest version of Atom.

Debian Linux (Ubuntu)

Currently only a 64-bit version is available.

  1. Download atom-amd64.deb from the Atom releases page.
  2. Run sudo dpkg --install atom-amd64.deb on the downloaded package.
  3. Launch Atom using the installed atom command.

The Linux version does not currently automatically update so you will need to repeat these steps to upgrade to future releases.

Red Hat Linux (Fedora 21 and under, CentOS, Red Hat)

Currently only a 64-bit version is available.

  1. Download atom.x86_64.rpm from the Atom releases page.
  2. Run sudo yum localinstall atom.x86_64.rpm on the downloaded package.
  3. Launch Atom using the installed atom command.

The Linux version does not currently automatically update so you will need to repeat these steps to upgrade to future releases.

Fedora 22+

Currently only a 64-bit version is available.

  1. Download atom.x86_64.rpm from the Atom releases page.
  2. Run sudo dnf install ./atom.x86_64.rpm on the downloaded package.
  3. Launch Atom using the installed atom command.

The Linux version does not currently automatically update so you will need to repeat these steps to upgrade to future releases.

Archive extraction

An archive is available for people who don't want to install atom as root.

This version enables you to install multiple Atom versions in parallel. It has been built on Ubuntu 64-bit, but should be compatible with other Linux distributions.

  1. Install dependencies (on Ubuntu): sudo apt install git gconf2 gconf-service libgtk2.0-0 libudev1 libgcrypt20 libnotify4 libxtst6 libnss3 python gvfs-bin xdg-utils libcap2
  2. Download atom-amd64.tar.gz from the Atom releases page.
  3. Run tar xf atom-amd64.tar.gz in the directory where you want to extract the Atom folder.
  4. Launch Atom using the installed atom command from the newly extracted directory.

The Linux version does not currently automatically update so you will need to repeat these steps to upgrade to future releases.

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