Install Atom editor 1.20.0 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint / CentOS / Fedora

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of 1.20.0 in Ubuntu 16.04 / LinuxMint 18 / CentOS 7 and Fedora 26

Atom is a free, cross-platform, and open-source graphical software that has been designed to act as a hackable text editor and programmer's editor application that helps developers to write code without too much hassle.

Atom editor is built on the Electron framework, that lets developers create modern desktop apps using state-of-the-art Web technologies like HTML5, CSS, Node.js, and JavaScript.
The latest version of Atom editor is 1.20.0 and recently released with list of the changes
  • Added support for multiple git diff views.
  • Git commits messages can now be edited in the main editor.
  • Find in Project search results now include additional context lines.
  • Added an API for observing dock visibility.
  • Fixed middle-mouse button behavior when closing tabs on Linux.
  • CSS autocomplete now supports PostCSS.
  • Support has been added to bracket-matcher for code embedded in strings.

Installation steps

For Ubuntu

Atom editor can be installed via unofficial PPA or by the deb file provided by ATOM.

Via unofficial PPA

Step 1: Add the PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom
Step 2: update the repos
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install the atom editor 1.20.0
sudo apt-get install atom
Via deb file

Step 1: Download the deb file from the git page by using the below command
wget https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.20.0/atom-amd64.deb
dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb

For CentOS / RHEL / Fedora

wget https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.20.0/atom.x86_64.rpm
rpm -ivh atom.x86_64.rpm

For uninstallation on Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove atom
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