Install Atom Text Editor on Kali Linux 2020.x

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In this guide, you will install Atom Text Editor on Kali Linux. Atom is an intrusive text editor developed by Github using the following tools Electronic frame Facing the 21st century. The Atom text editor is designed to be highly customizable, but it can still be implemented using the default configuration.

Main functions of Atom text editor

  • Cross-platform editing: Can run on Windows, Linux and macOS
  • Has a built-in package manager: Easily search and install software packages to expand Atom functionality.
  • Intelligent automatic completion: With the help of intelligent and flexible auto-complete functions, you can write and edit code faster.
  • File system browser: Easily browse and open a single file, an entire project, or multiple projects in one window.
  • Highly customizable: Use CSS / Less to adjust the appearance of the UI, and add main functions using HTML and JavaScript.
  • Provide multiple panes: Split the Atom interface into multiple panes to compare and edit the code in the file

Install Atom Text Editor on Kali Linux

Add the Atom official package repository to your system by running the following command.

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y install wget gpg
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list'

The contents of the repository will be stored in the file:

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list
deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main

Import the repository GPG key:

wget -qO - https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/gpgkey | sudo apt-key add -

Then update the apt index and install the Atom text editor on the Kali Linux Desktop computer.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install atom

Accept installation prompt ΓΏ key:

The following NEW packages will be installed:
  atom gconf-service gconf2-common gvfs-bin libgconf-2-4
The following packages will be upgraded:
  gvfs gvfs-backends gvfs-common gvfs-daemons gvfs-fuse gvfs-libs
6 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 814 not upgraded.
Need to get 115 MB of archives.
After this operation, 630 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

Start Atom text editor on Kali Linux

Wait for the installation to complete, then start Atom from the desktop launcher.

Then, you can install plugins to extend Atom functionality.

Install Atom Text Editor on Kali Linux 2020.x

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