Install Atom text editor in Ubuntu 22.04

Atom text editor is a free and open-source source code text editor. It is a cross-platform application. In this article, we would discuss how to install Atom text editor in Ubuntu 22.04 release.

It was first released on February 26, 2014. And, at the time of writing, v1.59.0 is its latest stable release.

We need to download the .deb package file from the official website of Atom text editor. We will discuss more about it next.

Note: Following operations would require you to have superuser privileges. In case you don’t have one then, we advise you to contact your System Administrator for assistance.

Install Atom text editor in Ubuntu 22.04

Since the package isn’t available through standard Ubuntu repository. Therefore, visit the official website of Atom text editor to download the .deb package file. Just Google search “Atom text editor” and the first result is our destination in all probability.

On the homepage, click on Download .deb button. The package size is around 132 MBs and the file we got was – atom-amd64.deb

Now, we will use dpkg (Debian package manager) to install the package. So, open a terminal and issue the following –

sudo dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb

We can now launch the application from our Systems’ main menu.

In conclusion, we have discussed how to install Atom text editor in Ubuntu 22.04 release.

Additional Info –

There is an alternate method to install Atom text editor as well. It can be done through snap.

If, in case, you don’t have snap installed. Then,

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

Next, to install Atom text editor using snap –

sudo snap install atom --classic