Sunday, July 10, 2016

How to install Atom 1.8.0 Text Editor on Ubuntu

     Atom is a text editor that's modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.


     Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies. Most of the extending packages have free software licenses and are community-built and maintained. Atom is based on Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell), a framework that enables cross-platform desktop applications using Chromium and Node.js. It is written in CoffeeScript and Less. It can also be used as an IDE. Atom was released from beta, as version 1.0, on June 25, 2015. Its developers call it a "hackable text editor for the 21st Century".

Language support
     Using the default plugins, the following languages are supported in some aspect as of v1.5.1: HTML, CSS, Less, Sass, GitHub Flavored Markdown, C/C++, C#, Go, Java, Objective-C, JavaScript, JSON, CoffeeScript, Python, PHP, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, shell script, Clojure, Perl, Git, Make, Property List (Apple), TOML, XML, YAML, Mustache & SQL.


Atom 1.8.0 changelog
  • Better environment handling
  • Shortcut for moving text left/right
  • core.restorePreviousWindowsOnStart setting
  • Bump status-bar
  • Fix typo: destory -> destroy
  • Remove an unnecessary call to then()
  • See changelog for more

Installation instructions: 
 
We can add this PPA to Ubuntu Operating  Systems and install Atom text editor with few easy commands.

Open terminal and insert command line...


$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install atom



Install Atom 1.8.0 DEB package if PPA is yet to be updated

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi

$ wget https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.8.0/atom-amd64.deb

$ sudo gdebi atom-amd64.deb



 Optional, to remove Atom, do:

 If you want to uninstall Atom from Ubuntu Systems, run the following commands in Terminal:

$ sudo apt-get remove atom



If you want to remove any config directories, you can use this command:

$ sudo apt-get purge atom









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