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The hackable editor

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Atom is a hackable text editor for the 21st century.

Atom is open source and built on top of atom-shell.

Atom is designed to be customizable, but also usable without needing to edit a config file.

Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core.

Visit to learn more.


Download the latest Atom release.

Atom will automatically update when a new release is available.


OS X Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • node.js v0.10.x
  • Command Line Tools for Xcode (run xcode-select --install to install)

    git clone
    cd atom
    script/build # Creates application at /Applications/

Linux Requirements

  • Ubuntu LTS 12.04 64-bit is the recommended platform
  • OS with 64-bit architecture
  • node.js v0.10.x
  • npm v1.4.x
  • sudo apt-get install libgnome-keyring-dev
  • npm config set python /usr/bin/python2 -g to ensure that gyp uses Python 2

    git clone
    cd atom
    script/build # Creates application at /tmp/atom-build/Atom
    sudo script/grunt install # Installs command to /usr/local/bin/atom

Windows Requirements


Check out the guides and the API reference.

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