64-bit Linux Mint 18.3
Problem launching Atom
I was attempting to resolve a problem with Atom not being able to delete a file from within it’s IDE and a poster suggested adding an env var (ELECTRON_TRASH=gio) in bash.bashrc. The only place I could find this file was etc/bash.bashrc.
So I edited this file as root adding ELECTRON_TRASH=gio to the end of the file.
This appears to have been a big mistake as it causes Atom to relaunch itself over and over infinitely. I have been able to go back to the etc/bash.baschrc file as root, edit the line out and re-start the computer. However, launching Atom has the same problem, even after I uninstalled/re-installed it (and even different versions of it such as Atom-Nightly).
I have posted the issue on Linux Mint forum as well but no-one appears interested, so perhaps it is purely an Atom issue [?].
I have been using Atom without issue for over a year so it is unfortunate such an odd issue prevents it’s use …
How can I prevent this behavior and return to only one instance of Atom launching at a time?
thx for any help …
System: Host: linuxuser-Intel-i5 Kernel: 4.15.0-42-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia