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The hackable editor


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.

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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 * Command Line Tools for Xcode (Run xcode-select --install)

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

Linux Requirements * Ubuntu LTS 12.04 64-bit is the recommended platform * node.js * 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 * Windows 7 or later * Visual C++ 2010 Express * node.js - 32bit * Python 2.7.x * GitHub for Windows * Git for Windows * Select the option Use Git from the Windows Command Prompt when installing (Git needs to be in your PATH) * Clone atom/atom to C:\Users\<user>\github\atom\ * Add C:\Python27;C:\Program Files\nodejs;C:\Users\<user>\github\atom\node_modules\ to your PATH * Open the Windows GitHub shell

  cd C:\Users\<user>\github\atom


Check out the guides and the API reference.

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