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This package was approved as a trusted package on 1/15/2015.

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

C:\> choco install atom --version 0.174.0

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

C:\> choco upgrade atom --version 0.174.0


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    # Remove old apm shim
    $apmPath = Join-Path $nugetExePath "apm.bat"
    if (Test-Path ($apmPath)) {Remove-Item $apmPath -force}
    # Remove old atom.exe shim
    $atomPath = Join-Path $nugetExePath "atom.exe"
    if (Test-Path ($atomPath)) {Remove-Item $atomPath -force}
    # Run installer
    $packageName = 'Atom'
    $url = ''
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '--silent'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $url
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $localApplicationData = $([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath([System.Environment+SpecialFolder]::LocalApplicationData))
    $atomFolder = Join-Path $localApplicationData "atom"
    $updateExe = Join-Path $atomFolder "Update.exe"
    Start-Process -FilePath $updateExe -ArgumentList "--uninstall" -Verb "RunAs" -Wait
  • 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\`"';`
      return $elevated
    catch {
        $errorMessage = "'$menuKey' explorer menu item was not created $($_.Exception.Message)"
        Write-Error $errorMessage
        throw $errorMessage

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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Atom 1.26.0-beta0 35 Friday, March 16, 2018 approved
Atom 1.25.0-beta3 37 Thursday, March 8, 2018 approved
Atom 1.25.0-beta2 67 Thursday, February 22, 2018 approved
Atom 1.25.0-beta1 35 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 approved
Atom 1.25.0-beta0 37 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 approved
Atom 1.24.1 11247 Thursday, March 8, 2018 approved
Atom 1.24.0 32553 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 approved
Atom 1.24.0-beta3 102 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 approved
Atom 1.24.0-beta2 57 Wednesday, January 3, 2018 approved
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