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Downloads of v 1.63.1:


Last Update:

23 Nov 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • GitHub Inc.


atom admin text editor notepad github package autocompletion

Atom (Portable)

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1.63.1 | Updated: 23 Nov 2022



Downloads of v 1.63.1:



Software Author(s):

  • GitHub Inc.

Atom (Portable) 1.63.1

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall Atom (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade atom.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade atom.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install atom.portable
    name: atom.portable
    version: '1.63.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'atom.portable' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.63.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller atom.portable
    Name     = "atom.portable"
    Version  = "1.63.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'atom.portable':
  ensure   => '1.63.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 23 Nov 2022.


Atom is a text editor that's modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core—a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.

Cross-platform editing

Atom works across operating systems. You can use it on OS X, Windows, or Linux.

Built-in package manager

Search for and install new packages or start creating your own—all from within Atom.

Smart autocompletion

Atom helps you write code faster with a smart, flexible autocomplete.

File system browser

Easily browse and open a single file, a whole project, or multiple projects in one window.

Multiple panes

Split your Atom interface into multiple panes to compare and edit code across files.

Find and replace

Find, preview, and replace text as you type in a file or across all your projects.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$logPath = Join-Path $toolsDir '*.zip.txt'
Remove-Item -Path $logPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

# Clean a previous install
$logPath = Join-Path $toolsDir 'atom.txt'
Write-Verbose "Reading Installation Path from $logPath"
$installationPath = Get-Content $logPath
Write-Verbose "Previous Installation Path: $installationPath"
if (Test-Path $installationPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
    Get-ChildItem -Path $installationPath -Exclude '.atom' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
    | Remove-Item -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
} else {
    Write-Warning "Installation Path missing or not found: $installationPath"
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$installationPath = Join-Path (Get-ToolsLocation) 'Atom'
Write-Verbose "Installation Path: $installationPath"

# *** Automatically filled ***
$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = 'atom.portable'
    url            = ''
    url64bit       = ''
    unzipLocation  = $installationPath
    checksum       = '50e3678070302acb0df11051dac17f114f8166166e5da423cbbb478fd38641b4'
    checksumType   = 'sha256'
    checksum64     = '3e5c2b3c9c249ed76b6fbdd0b054567da36181ed39a8fc1d1c2c93f5f8383397'
    checksumType64 = 'sha256'
# *** Automatically filled ***

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

# Enable Portable mode
$dataPath = Join-Path $installationPath '.atom\electronUserData'
New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path $dataPath -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

$binPath = Join-Path $installationPath '*\atom*.exe' | Get-Item
Install-BinFile -Name 'atom' -Path $binPath.FullName

$logPath = Join-Path $toolsDir 'atom.txt'
Set-Content $logPath $installationPath -Encoding UTF8 -Force

$shortcutName = 'Atom.lnk'
$shortcutPath = Join-Path $([Environment]::GetFolderPath([System.Environment+SpecialFolder]::CommonPrograms)) $shortcutName
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $shortcutPath -TargetPath $binPath
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$shortcutName = 'Atom.lnk'
$shortcutPath = Join-Path $([Environment]::GetFolderPath([System.Environment+SpecialFolder]::CommonPrograms)) $shortcutName
Remove-Item $shortcutPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Force

$logPath = Join-Path $toolsDir 'atom.txt'
Write-Verbose "Reading Installation Path from $logPath"
$installationPath = Get-Content $logPath
Write-Verbose "Previous Installation Path: $installationPath"

Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'atom'

if (Test-Path $installationPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
    Remove-Item -Path $installationPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Recurse -Force
} else {
    Write-Warning "Installation Path missing or not found: $installationPath"

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Atom (Portable) 1.63.0 51 Friday, November 18, 2022 Approved
Atom (Portable) 1.61.0-beta0 80 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Exempted
Atom (Portable) 1.60.0 266 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Approved
Atom (Portable) 1.60.0-beta0 49 Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Approved
Atom (Portable) 1.59.0 299 Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Approved
Atom (Portable) 1.59.0-beta0 93 Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Approved
Atom (Portable) 1.58.0 780 Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Approved
Atom (Portable) 1.58.0-beta0 84 Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Approved
Atom (Portable) 1.57.0 909 Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Approved
Atom (Portable) 1.57.0-beta0 85 Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Approved
Atom (Portable) 1.56.0 122 Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Approved
Atom (Portable) 1.56.0-beta0 86 Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Exempted
Atom (Portable) 1.55.0 99 Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Approved
Atom (Portable) 1.55.0-beta0 99 Thursday, January 14, 2021 Exempted
Atom (Portable) 1.54.0 151 Thursday, January 14, 2021 Approved
Atom (Portable) 1.54.0-beta0 122 Monday, November 16, 2020 Exempted
Atom (Portable) 1.53.0 143 Monday, November 16, 2020 Approved
Atom (Portable) 1.52.0 116 Saturday, November 7, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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