Atom Text Editor – A modern Text Editor – How to Install and Use in Ubuntu

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

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 install – using Terminal

To install Atom 0.165.0 in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr 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 Running in Ubuntu
Atom Running in Ubuntu


How to uninstall

To uninstall Atom run below commands in terminal.

sudo dpkg -r atom

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