How to install Atom on Arch Linux

Welcome to Atom is my favorite text editor for both on Linux and also Windows. Today, I am going to install Atom on my Arch Linux. Actually, I am installing Atom on my ArchLabs, a great Arch based Linux. Atom is available on Pacman repository, so installing it on Arch Linux is very easy.

Atom at a glance

Well, Atom is not an ordinary text editor. It comes with many features that suitable for anyone to write notes, write programming code, and many more. You can easily write your HTML or PHP code on this Atom. The code completion feature is very helpful for coding. You can also install additional package to support your work.



Steps to install Atom on Arch Linux

Open Terminal and type the following command

sudo pacman -S atom

Output example:

[dhani@archlabs-5 ~]$ sudo pacman -S atom
resolving dependencies…
looking for conflicting packages…

Packages (9) apm-1.18.10-2 c-ares-1.13.0-1 electron-1.6.15-1 http-parser-2.7.1-1
libuv-1.16.1-1 nodejs-9.2.0-1 npm-5.5.1-2 semver-5.4.1-1 atom-1.22.1-1

Total Download Size: 68,79 MiB
Total Installed Size: 327,38 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n]

Type y and then press Enter to start the installation. It will download some packages from the internet so make sure your computer is connected to the internet.

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