This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Atom on macOS using Homebrew.
What is Atom?
“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 Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies. Most of the extending packages have free software licenses and are community-built and maintained. It is written in CoffeeScript and Less. It can also be used as an integrated development environment (IDE). Its developers call it a “hackable text editor for the 21st Century”.” ~ Wikipedia
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install Atom on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install --cask atom
This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Atom on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
$ brew update # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew tap homebrew/cask # Tap the Homebrew/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS.
$ brew search atom # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew info --cask atom # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew install --cask atom # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup # Remove any older versions from the cellar.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Atom on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.