Bower Style package.json to import install packages across devices


#1

I have grown to enjoy using Atom over the last few months and am slowly making the shift to use it as my primary editor.

Although to do so requires a lot of plugins to set it up to my liking. I have no problems doing that. However working across several computers setting each editor up can be tedious. Is there currently a way export installed packages and re import them on other machines ?


Feature Request: Something like apm package.json
#2

There are a couple different ways, the easiest is to do:

  1. On the machine that has all of your desired packages installed, execute the command apm star --installed
  2. On the machine that you want to set up, execute the command apm stars --install

The first command marks all of your installed packages as “stars” or favorites. The second command installs all your favorite packages.


#3

Just curious but how does the list of starred packages get to the new machine?


#4

It is stored in your atom.io profile. You can log in to your atom.io profile through apm by executing apm login and supplying it your atom.io token from your account page: https://atom.io/account


#5

More curiosity: Is there any other advantage to logging in with APM? I didn’t realize you could do that.


#6

In order to publish packages, you have to be logged in.


#7

That is great top marks to the development team and the speed of your reply.

Thanks again