How to backup all your settings?


#1

Hi,

I recently did a reinstall of my OS and I had the entire ~/.atom folder backed up. I installed Atom, replaced the .atom folder, but I was getting a bunch of errors all the time.

What is the recommended way to backup all your settings? Including installed packages, settings for those packages, Atom Core and Editor Settings, etc?

Regards


#2

You need only the .json, .cson, .coffee and .less files in the ~/.atom folder, and a list of packages you had installed:
run from command line on old install

apm list --installed --bare > packages.list

then you do from the command line on your new install

apm install `cat packages.list`

(notice the backticks in that last command, not regular quotes)

This should work on Linux/Mac OSX, don’t know about windows though


#3

For the install, you can also just use:

apm install --packages-file packages.list

which should work on all supported Atom platforms.

This is also a duplicate of this previous topic:

Closing this topic as duplicate.


#4