This tutorial shows multiple ways to open an atom editor from a command line in macOS and Windows.
Open an Atom editor from the Command line in Windows.
By default, the atom location path is updated to PATH once the atom is installed.
- Open a command-line prompt win + R and type Command
- It opens a command line in windows.
- Run the below command and Open Atom editor
- Run the below command to open a file
start atom first.java
Run the below command to open the folder in the atom.
start atom src-folder
Open Atom editor from a terminal in macOS
After installing Atom in macOS, It creates a symlink for the/usr/local/bin folder.
Atom editor is opened with the open -a ‘Atom’ command.
So We are going to add an alias for this command with the
add alias for the open command to ~/.bash_profile .bash_profile
alias atom='open -a "Atom"'
From here onwards, the atom command works on the terminal.
Open a terminal
Run the below command to open the Atom editor
You can also open an editor with the file name
You can also open an editor with the folder name