How to Install Atom Text Edior on PopOS

To Install Atom Text Editor on PopOS

Atom is open-source, multi-platform text editor. It is built as a modern and approachable tool, yet it is hackable to the core and lets you customize to your needs. It is designed with an intuitive interface and is packed with a bunch of features for writing such as CSS, HTML, JavaScript and other web programming languages. Some of Atom’s features are listed as follows. 


  • Improved soft-wrapping algorithm
  • Has built-in package manager
  • Splits Atom interface into multiple panes for quick code writing
  • Supports file system browser
  • Supports Drag and Drop Options

It is really so simple to install Atom Text Editor on PopOS and this tutorial covers the ground on the same process. 


Installing Atom

First, make sure you add the repository by making use of the following command.

 root@linuxhelp:~# add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom
 PPA for Atom text editor:
Now available for both 32bit and 64bit!
More info, report packaging bugs, feedback, etc.:
 Report non-packaging Atom bugs here:
 More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.
gpg: keybox '/tmp/tmpj78p1mn6/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: /tmp/tmpj78p1mn6/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key C2518248EEA14886: public key "Launchpad VLC" imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1

And then you need to update the newly added repository with the following command. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get update
Hit:1 artful InRelease
Hit:2 artful-security InRelease          
Hit:3 artful InRelease                 
Hit:4 artful-updates InRelease       
Get:5 artful InRelease [15.4 kB]
Hit:6 artful-backports InRelease     
Get:7 artful/main i386 Packages [624 B]
Get:8 artful/main amd64 Packages [624 B]
Get:9 artful/main Translation-en [332 B]
Fetched 16.9 kB in 2s (5758 B/s) 
Reading package lists... Done

You shall now install Atom by making use of the following command. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get install atom -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  gconf-service gconf-service-backend gconf2 gconf2-common libgconf-2-4
Suggested packages:
  libgnome-keyring0 gir1.2-gnomekeyring-1.0 gconf-defaults-service
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  atom gconf-service gconf-service-backend gconf2 gconf2-common
0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 197 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 86.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 94.0 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 artful/main amd64 atom amd64 1.24.1-1~webupd8~0 [85.3 MB]
Generation complete.
Setting up gconf-service (3.2.6-4ubuntu1) ...
Setting up gconf-service-backend (3.2.6-4ubuntu1) ...
Setting up gconf2 (3.2.6-4ubuntu1) ...
Setting up atom (1.24.1-1~webupd8~0) ...

After installing you can go to PopOS search field and type ATOM, the application icon  appears on your screen. Click on it to open. 

The application is now open. 

With this, the method to install Atom on PopOS comes to an end. 

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