How to install Atom Text Editor on Fedora 35

Atom is a hackable text editor for the 21st Century. Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows with support for plug-ins written in JavaScript, and embedded Git Control. Developed by GitHub, Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies.

In this guide we are going to install Atom in Fedora 35.

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To follow along, ensure that you have the following:

  • Up to date Fedora 35 Workstation
  • Root access or User with sudo access on the server

Ensuring that Fedora 35 Workstation is up to date

Before proceeding let us ensure that our workstation is up to date. Use this command to achieve this:

sudo dnf update

Installing Atom

Adding official package repository to your system by running the following commands:

sudo rpm --import
sudo sh -c 'echo -e "[Atom]\nname=Atom Editor\nbaseurl=\$basearch\nenabled=1\ngpgcheck=0\nrepo_gpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=" > /etc/yum.repos.d/atom.repo'

Now update the package cache and install the package using dnf

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf install -y atom

Alternatively, you can download the Atom .rpm package and install it directly:

sudo dnf install -y atom.x86_64.rpm

Launching atom

To launch Atom, search for atom from activities menu.

Once you click on the icon, the Atom text editor will be launched.

You can then install the plugins to extend Atom functionality.


We managed to install Atom text editor in a Fedora 35 Workstation in this guide.

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