Atom is a hackable text editor build on Electron.

User instructions

Atom is installed as a module and can be added to your environment with:

$ module load atom/1.24.0

The command to launch the application is atom.

Documentation is available in the application and at the Atom website.


MIT License

Admin notes

A pre-compiled tarball can be downloaded from and unpacked into the modules hierarchy in a pkg directory. In a bin directory, the following script called atom was placed:

$(dirname $0)/../pkg/atom $@

There is an additional potential issue with using atom in an x2go remote desktop session. To work around this, I placed a copy of in the pkg directory, and modified it with sed -i 's/BIG-REQUESTS/_IG-REQUESTS/'