Among others, it has support for macros, smart autocompletion, has a built-in package manager for searching and installing new packages, an integrated file browser and manager to one or multiple files and projects, split screen features, a find and replace function, 8 different syntax themes in dark and light colors and supports tweaking.
The latest beta (under development) version available is Atom 1.6.0 Beta 5, which brings the below changes:
- Fix gutter highlights on files with capital letters in the name
- Ensure pending files/tabs are made permanent when opened from fuzzy-finder
In order to successfully install Atom Beta on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, LMDE and other Ubuntu or Debian derivative systems, we have to download the deb package from the project’s website and install it via command-line.
I prefer to use gdebi over dpkg due to the fact that it also handles dependencies:
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.6.0-beta5/atom-amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi atom-amd64.deb
Optional, to remove atom, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove atom*