How to Install Atom Text Editor in Linux Mint / Ubuntu - Linux Software

December 10, 2014

How to Install Atom Text Editor in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

How to Install Atom Text Editor in Linux Mint / Ubuntu. Atom is a hackable text editor for the 21st Century. Atom can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core.

Atom is a desktop application based on web technologies. Like other desktop apps, it has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system. Open the dev tools, however, and Atom's web-based core shines through. Whether you're tweaking the look of Atom's interface with CSS or adding major features with HTML and JavaScript, it's never been easier to take control of your editor.

Node.js integration in Atom Text Editor

Node.js support makes it trivial to access the file system, spawn subprocesses, and even start servers directly from within your editor. Need a library? Choose from over 50 thousand in Node's package repository. Need to call into C or C++? That's possible, too.
How to Install Atom Text Editor in Linux Mint Ubuntu

Seamless integration allows you to freely mix usage of Node and browser APIs. Manipulate the file system and write to the DOM, all from a single JavaScript function.

Atom Text Editor Features

No one wants to waste time configuring their editor before they can start using it. Atom comes loaded with the features you've come to expect from a modern text editor. Here are a few of them:
  • File system browser
  • Fuzzy finder for quickly opening files
  • Fast project-wide search and replace
  • Multiple cursors and selections
  • Multiple panes
  • Snippets
  • Code folding
  • A clean preferences UI
  • Import TextMate grammars and themes

Download Atom Text Editor for Linux Latest Version

32 bit and 64 bit

Modular Design Concept

Atom is composed of over 50 open-source packages that integrate around a minimal core. Our goal is a deeply extensible system that blurs the distinction between "user" and "developer". Don't like some part of Atom? Replace it with your own package, then upload it to the central repository on atom.io so everyone else can use it too.

You can install the autocomplete plus on Atom so that it shows inline - there is even path and snippets autocompleting packages which is pretty nice. Atom is really focused on extensibility so if something is not as you want, be sure to take a look at the available packages.

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