Developers spend a lot of time using a text editor, which is why a text editor is an important tool. Atom is a modern editor that its developer calls “the hack able text editor for the 21st century”. In this article, we are going to teach you How to Install Atom on Fedora 34.

Introducing Atom

Atom is an open-source, cross-platform and free text editor developed by GitHub that works as an integrated development environment or IDE. Atom was developed by Github in 2015 and comes with some built-in packages, but you can install other packages as well that most of them are freely licensed and maintained by the community. It offers vast language support and easy customization. Atom has a built-in package manager, embedded Git control, smart autocompletion, syntax highlighting, and multiple panes.

How to Install Atom on Fedora 34

At first, you should download Atom. You can go to the Atom homepage to download the rpm version.

You can also download the file directly from releases page.

Also, you can download Atom by entering the following command:

atom.x86_64.rpm

Now you need to install Atom by executing the following command:

sudo dnf install ./atom.x86_64.rpm

Next, you should launch Atom. To do this, run the following command:

atom

Then you will see the following screen:

 

Atom homepage

 

In this step, you can open the Command Palette with Ctrl+Shift+P and use it to search through available commands:

 

Atom command palette

 

Also, you can install Atom with snaps.

To do this first, you should enable snapd by executing the following command:

sudo dnf install snapd

Then you need to restart your system to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Now you should create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap. To do this, enable the classic snap support by entering the following command:

sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

And finally, you can install Atom by executing the following command:

sudo snap install atom --classic

How to Install packages of Atom

The Atom text editor has a number of packages, each of which adds functionality. You should do the following steps to install each package:

1) First press Ctrl and click Install.

2) Type the name of your desired package.

3) Then click Install to install the package.

 

Atom install packages

 

You can change the theme according to your preferences from the Settings view. The default installation comes with four UI themes and eight syntax themes. You can modify the theme and install new themes by clicking on the Themes tab in the settings view:

 

Atom choose theme

 

Conclusion

Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies. This article introduced you to Atom and taught you how to install Atom on Fedora 34. You can also install Atom by snapd. I hope this tutorial was useful for you.