- It runs across Operating System platforms
- Has got smart autocompletion
- You can install new or your own packages from Atom
- Comes with a file system browser
- You can split Atom interface into multiple panes
If you want to learn more about the features of Atom Text Editor, you can visit the Atom page and get to know more about this source code editor.
Install Atom Text Editor on Pop!_OS 20.04|20.10|21.04
The process below will guide you on how to install Atom Text Editor on Pop!_OS 20.04|20.10|21.04. Follow these steps to the end of the article and your installation will be successful. On this procedure we shall install it from the APT repository;
Step 1. Update your System
You need to update your system before you begin the installation, then install wget, if you do not have it, use the command as follows;
sudo apt update sudo apt -y install wget
Step 2. Import GPG Key using the
To import the GPG Key use the command below;
wget -qO - https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/gpgkey | sudo apt-key add -
The output is as shown;
[email protected]:~$ wget -qO - https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/gpgkey | sudo apt-key add - OK
Step 3. Add the Atom Text Editor APT repository
The APT repository will provide the packages needed for the installation of Atom Text Editor;
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list'
Step 4. Update apt Index and Instal Atom Text Editor on Pop!_OS
To update the apt index and install Atom Text Editor on Pop!_OS 20.04|20.10|21.04. Use the commands below to do so;
sudo apt update sudo apt -y install atom
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt -y install atom Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: atom 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 27 not upgraded. Need to get 127 MB of archives. After this operation, 672 MB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/system76/pop/ubuntu focal/main amd64 atom amd64 1.54.0~pop1~1613504324~20.04~44e7b2d [127 MB] Fetched 127 MB in 27s (4,698 kB/s) Selecting previously unselected package atom. (Reading database ... 219343 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../atom_1.54.0~pop1~1613504324~20.04~44e7b2d_amd64.deb ... Unpacking atom (1.54.0~pop1~1613504324~20.04~44e7b2d) ... Setting up atom (1.54.0~pop1~1613504324~20.04~44e7b2d) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu3) ...
Step 5. Launch Atom Text Editor on Pop!_OS
You can launch the just installed Atom Text Editor on Pop!_OS through the termal or GUI, activities, then search for Atom. From the terminal, use the command below;
You can also use
snapd to install Atom Text Editor on Pop!_OS, you need to utilize the command as follows;
sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install atom --classic
[email protected]:~$ sudo snap install atom --classic 2021-07-01T13:10:50+03:00 INFO Waiting for automatic snapd restart... atom 1.57.0 from Snapcrafters installed
As you can see above, you can install Atom Text Editor on Pop!_OS using two methods, either from the apt repository or using
snapd. Choose any method that suits you and you are good to go.