I love to write shell script to automate things on Linux. Mostly I just use nano to write my shell script. But sometimes I feel I need something better. Until I find Atom, a hackable text editor. With Atom, I can write my scripts, PHP code and many more. Its a fun to use Atom for daily use. The new version of Atom 1.22.1 is now available for Linux. And today, I am going to show you how to install Atom on Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark. You can find more information about this new Atom release here.
Steps to install Atom on Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark
Step 1. Download the Atom DEB package
The developer provides Atom DEB installable binary for Ubuntu based system. Please download Atom DEB file first.
Step 2. Install the package
Right click the file atom-amd64.deb and select Open With Software Center and follow the instruction. Or, you can use this command below as well
sudo dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb
That’s it, now you can start using Atom. It is very easy to install Atom on Ubuntu 17.10. If you are running Linux Mint, you can read our tutorial to install Atom on Linux Mint 18.3.