Easiest way to Install Atom editor on Ubuntu

This article gives you a brief method to easily install Atom editor on any version of Ubuntu.

You must be familiar with the features of the Atom editor. So we’ll just show you how to install atom editor on your Ubuntu system using terminal.


Method #1: Install Atom editor using snap.

This is the easiest and fastest way to install Atom on Ubuntu. Just type the following commands on your terminal.

Open terminal by Ctrl+Alt+t.

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install atom --classic

That’s it. You have got Atom editor installed on your system.


In case the above method fails, use the following method to install Atom using repository.

Method #2: Install Atom IDE from repository

Step 1: First step will always remain the same while installing any software or application on Ubuntu, that is, to update the system.

sudo apt update

Step 2: Install supporting packages

sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget

Step 3: Add repository and create repository file

wget -q https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/gpgkey -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main"

Step 4: The final step, install the editor

sudo apt update
sudo apt install atom

Done. This will install Atom editor in your system.

If you’re still having any problem in installing Atom, please let us know in the comments.

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