Atom Text Editor in ubuntu -How to Install in Ubuntu

Fast lala: Atom text editor is modern editor, free of cost, opensource and which can be used in desktop/PC Ubuntu OS; can be modified as you want.

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Atom is a free, open source modern text editor. It is based on web technologies but run as a desktop application. As it’s built in web technologies, this text editor can be customized you want with CSS/HTML/JavaScript.


How to install – using Terminal

To install Atom 0.165.0 in Ubuntu 15.04 using terminal run below commands in sequence. Enter password when prompted.

Download the deb package from here.

cd ~/Downloads
sudo dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb

If you face error – ” while installing run below command and upon completion, run above commands again.

sudo apt-get -f install


  • Type Atom in dash. Click the launcher icon.
  • For Gnome, go to Applications -> Accessories -> Atom


Atom 0.165.0 Feature Summary and bug fixes

  • Easy to use interface
  • Customizable using CSS/HTML/JavaScript
  • Theme Support
  • Syntax Highlighting and all basic text editor support
  • Add your own features



How to uninstall

To uninstall Atom run below commands in terminal.

sudo dpkg -r atom



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