Install Atom Text Editor in Ubuntu 16.04 (both 32&64bit)

Atom is an open-source text editor designed to be deeply customizable, but still approachable using the default configuration.

Atom text editor feature:

  • Tweak its UI with CSS and add new features with HTML or Javascript
  • Node.js integration
  • Cross-platform support: Windows, Linux, and OS X.
  • A built-in package manager
  • Smart autocompletion
  • Split Atom interface into multiple panes
  • File system browser
  • Find and replace
  • Support themes

How to install Atom in Ubuntu via PPA:

1. Add PPA
Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom

2. Update and install Atom editor:
Update system package index and install the text editor via command:

sudo apt update; sudo apt install atom

3. (Optional) To remove Atom text editor
To remove the software, use Synaptic Package Manager or just run apt command with remove flag:

sudo apt remove --purge atom

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