I run a script a few times a week to update absolutely everything on my workstation:
Anyhow, I have included the following snippet to keep Atom packages up to date:
if type apm > /dev/null 2>&1; then echo 'updating Atom packages...' apm upgrade --confirm false fi
However, there doesn’t seem to be an easy way to keep Atom itself up to date, without opening the whole app.
I propose an
atom update or
atom upgrade command that accomplishes this. I would expect the command to trigger the usual auto-update process, and terminate when the process is complete (or on error).
For the .deb and .rpm releases, it’d be terrific if we could feed a repository URL into the Linux distribution’s package manager so that
apt-get, etc is able to keep Atom up to date. If this is infeasible, then having
atom update automatically fetch the latest RPM/DEB would be sufficient.
I’m really enjoying Atom and am excited to see how it evolves.