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 resembles a lot like Sublime Text editor, a hugely popular cross platform but closed source text editor which is preferred by programmers. To know more about Atom you can read Atom official website.
Atom works across operating systems. You can use it on OS X, Windows, or Linux.
Atom offers a nice and easy to use graphical setting manager where you can modify common settings like theme, font size, color highlighting schemes etc.
Atom is tightly integrated with Git, so if you are using GIT to host code, you should get lot of help from this text editor regarding your recent changes to code.
Easily browse and open a single file, a whole project, or multiple projects in one window.
Search for and install new packages or start creating your own—all from within Atom.
Atom helps you write code faster with a smart, flexible autocomplete.
Few of useful features are given below.
Add PPA for Atom
Say thanks to webupd8team for maintaining PPA for Atom. Use the following command to add PPA for Atom:
# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom
Install Atom Text Editor
Now download Atom text editor file and install on your system using following commands.
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install atom
Start Atom Editor
Now start Atom text editor using following command: