Atom Uninstall

No, the Atom text editor does not have an uninstaller. On Mac OS X, to completely uninstall, remove the following files and directories: ~/.atom /usr/local/bin/atom (NB only present if command line tools installed) /usr/local/bin/apm (NB only present if command line tools installed) /Applications/ ~/Library/Application Support/ ~/Library/Preferences/com.github.atom.plist ~/Library/Application Support/com.github.atom.ShipIt ~/Library/Application Support/Atom ~/Library/Caches/com.github.atom.ShipIt/ ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.github.atom.savedState ~/Library/Logs/Atom/ ~/Library/Preferences/com.github.atom.helper.plist ~/Library/Preferences/com.github.atom.LSSharedFileList.plist ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.github.atom.ShipIt.<letters/numbers>.plist ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.github.atom.savedState NB: The <letter/numbers> in the file name located in ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost appear to be a unique string per machine.

Thoughts on the Atom Editor

I installed the Atom text editor quite a while ago and didn’t have much time to play around with it. Last week a friend of mine brought it up in conversation. She was extolling its virtues. I decided now would be a good time to try it out. I was moving a site to Hugo and it has a plugin for Hugo syntax. So I fired it up and, my word, a decade later an editor window opened.