Cannot run Atom from different shells


#1

Hi Atom devs,

Hope you are doing well. I am using Atom in Linux environment. I work with multiple shells and need to open Atom from different shells as I need. This used to work fine with Atom since 1.6 (I guess)

However, I cannot open Atom from the multiple shells anymore. The Atom version is 1.8.0 under Linux Kubuntu 12.04. For instance:

If I’ve already started Atom in shell_01: atom /path/to/a_file.txt, Then if I go to shell_02 on another virtual desktop, I launched atom /another/path/to/a_different_file.py then command executes but there is nothing open (neither a new instance of Atom app nor file opens). My work around now is kinda tedious: I have to close any Atom instance and open Atom from the shell I wanna open to pick up my environment.

So is there anyway for Atom to be opened from multiple shells again?

Kind Regards,


#2

As of this writing, Atom is at v1.11.2 for all platforms. To see the latest release, you can always go to https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/latest

Can you reproduce this on the latest Stable release of Atom?


#3

Hi Lee,

Sorry for getting back to you a bit late. I’ve request latest Atom updated. Seems like this bug has gone now.

Thanks so much for looking into this.

Cheers,