Atom package manager

apm - Atom Package Manager

Discover and install Atom packages powered by

You can configure apm via a ~/.atom/.apmrc file similarly to npm config.

apm comes with npm and spawns npm processes to install Atom packages. The major difference is that apm sets multiple command line arguments to npm to ensure that native modules are built against Chromium's v8 headers instead of node's v8 headers.

The other major difference is that Atom packages are installed to ~/.atom/packages instead of a local node_modules folder and Atom packages are published to and installed from GitHub repositories instead of

Therefore you can think of apm as a simple npm wrapper that builds on top of the many strengths of npm but is customized and optimized to be used for Atom packages.

apm is bundled and installed automatically with Atom. You can run the Atom > Install Shell Commands menu option to install it again if you aren't able to run it from a terminal.

  • Clone the repository
  • :penguin: Install libgnome-keyring-dev if you are on Linux
  • Run npm install
  • Run grunt to compile the CoffeeScript code
  • Run npm test to run the specs

Run apm help to see all the supported commands and apm help <command> to learn more about a specific command.

The common commands are apm install <package_name> to install a new package, apm featured to see all the featured packages, and apm publish to publish a package to

If you are behind a firewall and seeing SSL errors when installing packages you can disable strict SSL by putting the following in your ~/.atom/.apmrc file:

strict-ssl = false

If you are using a proxy you can configure apm to use it by setting the https-proxy config in your ~/.atom/.apmrc file like so:

https-proxy =

You can run apm config get https-proxy to verify it has been set correctly.

You can also run apm config list to see all the custom config settings.