How to Install Packages in Atom Text Editor

Atom is undoubtedly one of the best open source code editors available for any platform. Developed by GitHub Atom takes pride in pitching itself as the hackable text editor for the 21st century.

How is it a hackable text editor Because you can extend the functionality of the editor by means of installing plugins for your need.

These extensions are called packages in Atom and Atom provides a handy command line utility apm in Linux to manage packages. With that installing packages in Atom is as easy as typing this simple command in the terminal.

If you are not too comfortable with the terminal dont worry. You can also install Atom plugins graphically from within the terminal.

In this tutorial Ill show you both graphical and terminal ways of installing pluginsextensionspackages whatever you want to call them in Atom.

Before you do that make sure to install Atom editor on Ubuntu Linux or whichever operating system you are using. You cannot install Atom packages if you dont have Atom installed in the first place can you.

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