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There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/6/2014.

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To install Atom, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install atom --version 0.129.0

To upgrade Atom, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade atom --version 0.129.0


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $dest = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    . $(Join-Path $dest "functions.ps1")
    # Install zip
    $packageName = 'Atom' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
    $url = '' # download url
    $url64 = $url # 64bit URL here or just use the same as $url
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$url" "$dest" "$url64"
    $exePath = $dest + '\Atom\atom.exe'
    # Install desktop shortcut
    $desktop = $([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath([System.Environment+SpecialFolder]::DesktopDirectory))
    $desktopLink = Join-Path $desktop "$packageName.lnk"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath $desktopLink -targetPath $exePath
    # Install start menu shortcut
    $startMenu = $([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath([System.Environment+SpecialFolder]::Programs))
    $githubStartMenuGroup = Join-Path $startMenu "GitHub, Inc"
    New-Item $githubStartMenuGroup -type directory -force
    $startMenuLink = Join-Path $githubStartMenuGroup "$packageName.lnk"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath $startMenuLink -targetPath $exePath
    $iconPath = '"' + $exePath + '"'
    # Install explorer menu file, directory, and background shortcuts
    Install-ChocolateyExplorerMenuItemEx "Atom" "Open with Atom" "$dest\Atom\atom.exe" -iconLocation $iconPath -type "file" 
    Install-ChocolateyExplorerMenuItemEx "Atom" "Open Folder with Atom" "$dest\Atom\atom.exe" -iconLocation $iconPath -type "directory" 
    Install-ChocolateyExplorerMenuItemEx "Atom" "Open Folder with Atom" "$dest\Atom\atom.exe" -iconLocation $iconPath -type "background"
    # Install apm shortcut
    Install-BinFile "apm" "$dest\Atom\resources\app\apm\node_modules\atom-package-manager\bin\apm.cmd"
  • tools\functions.ps1 Show
    function Install-ChocolateyShortcut {
        [string] $shortcutFilePath,
        [string] $targetPath,
        [string] $workingDirectory,
        [string] $arguments,
        [string] $iconLocation,
        [string] $description
      Write-Debug "Running 'Install-ChocolateyShortcut' with parameters ShortcutFilePath: `'$shortcutFilePath`', TargetPath: `'$targetPath`', WorkingDirectory: `'$workingDirectory`', Arguments: `'$arguments`', IconLocation: `'$iconLocation`', Description: `'$description`'";
      if(!$shortcutFilePath) {
        Write-ChocolateyFailure "Install-ChocolateyShortcut" "Missing ShortCutFilePath input parameter."
      if(!$targetPath) {
        Write-ChocolateyFailure "Install-ChocolateyShortcut" "Missing TargetPath input parameter."
      if(!(Test-Path($targetPath))) {
        Write-ChocolateyFailure "Install-ChocolateyShortcut" "TargetPath does not exist, so can't create shortcut."
      if($iconLocation) {
        if(!(Test-Path($iconLocation))) {
          Write-ChocolateyFailure "Install-ChocolateyShortcut" "IconLocation does not exist, so can't create shortcut."
      if($workingDirectory) {
        if(!(Test-Path($workingDirectory))) {
          Write-ChocolateyFailure "Install-ChocolateyShortcut" "WorkingDirectory does not exist, so can't create shortcut."
      Write-Debug "Creating Shortcut..."
      try {
        $global:WshShell = New-Object -com "WScript.Shell"
          $lnk = $global:WshShell.CreateShortcut($shortcutFilePath)
          $lnk.TargetPath = $targetPath
        $lnk.WorkingDirectory = $workingDirectory
          $lnk.Arguments = $arguments
          if($iconLocation) {
              $lnk.IconLocation = $iconLocation
          $lnk.Description = $description
        Write-Debug "Shortcut created."
        Write-ChocolateySuccess "Install-ChocolateyShortcut completed"
      catch {
        Write-ChocolateyFailure "Install-ChocolateyShortcut" "There were errors attempting to create shortcut. The error message was '$_'."
    function Install-BinFile {
        [string] $name,
        [string] $path
      Write-Debug "Running 'Install-BinFile' for $name with path:`'$path`'";
      $packageBatchFileName = Join-Path $nugetExePath "$name.bat"
      if (Test-Path ($packageBatchFileName)) {Remove-Item $packageBatchFileName -force}
      $path = $path.ToLower().Replace($nugetPath.ToLower(), "..\").Replace("\\","\")
      $path = "%DIR%$($path)"
      $pathBash = $path.Replace("%DIR%..\","`$DIR/../").Replace("\","/")
      Write-Host "Adding $packageBatchFileName and pointing to `'$path`'." -ForegroundColor $Note
    "@echo off
    SET DIR=%~dp0%
    cmd /c ""$path %*""
    exit /b %ERRORLEVEL%" | Out-File $packageBatchFileName -encoding ASCII
    function Install-ChocolateyExplorerMenuItemEx {
      [string]$type = "file"
    try {
      Write-Debug "Running 'Install-ChocolateyExplorerMenuItem' with menuKey:'$menuKey', menuLabel:'$menuLabel', command:'$command', type '$type', iconLocation:'$iconLocation'"
      $argName = "%1"
      if($type -eq "file") {
        $key = "*"
      elseif($type -eq "directory") {
      elseif($type -eq "background") {
      } else{ 
        return 1
      $iconCmd =""
      if($iconLocation) {
        $iconCmd="Set-ItemProperty -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\$key\shell\$menuKey' -Name 'Icon'  -Value '$iconLocation'"
      $elevated = "`
        if( -not (Test-Path -path HKCR:) ) {New-PSDrive -Name HKCR -PSProvider registry -Root Hkey_Classes_Root};`
        if(!(test-path -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\$key\shell\$menuKey')) { new-item -Path 'HKCR:\$key\shell\$menuKey' };`
        Set-ItemProperty -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\$key\shell\$menuKey' -Name '(Default)'  -Value '$menuLabel';`
        if(!(test-path -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\$key\shell\$menuKey\command')) { new-item -Path 'HKCR:\$key\shell\$menuKey\command' };`
        Set-ItemProperty -LiteralPath 'HKCR:\$key\shell\$menuKey\command' -Name '(Default)' -Value '$command \`"$argName\`"';`
    	$iconCmd; return 0;"
      Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $elevated
      Write-Host "'$menuKey' explorer menu item has been created"
    catch {
        $errorMessage = "'$menuKey' explorer menu item was not created $($_.Exception.Message)"
        Write-Error $errorMessage
        throw $errorMessage

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Atom 1.41.0-beta1 98 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 exempted
Atom 1.41.0-beta0 40 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 exempted
Atom 1.40.1 22 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 waiting for maintainer
Atom 1.40.0 19 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 waiting for maintainer
Atom 1.40.0-beta1 70 Thursday, July 25, 2019 exempted
Atom 1.40.0-beta0 28 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 exempted
Atom 1.39.0 1367 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 approved
Atom 1.39.0-beta3 87 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 approved
Atom 1.39.0-beta2 75 Monday, June 17, 2019 approved
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