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A cross-platform pluggable text editor. Plugins are managed by apm. More information:

  • Open a file or directory:

atom {{path/to/file_or_directory}}

  • Open a file or directory in a [n]ew window:

atom -n {{path/to/file_or_directory}}

  • Open a file or directory in an existing window:

atom --add {{path/to/file_or_directory}}

  • Open Atom in safe mode (does not load any additional packages):

atom --safe

  • Prevent Atom from forking into the background, keeping Atom attached to the terminal:

atom --foreground

  • Wait for Atom window to close before returning (useful for Git commit editor):

atom --wait