Installing packages


Hi everyone. I recently started using atom. I downloaded the and started using atom.exe.
I am not able to download packages. Please help me.


Have you followed the suggestions in the Debugging document? Also, could you give the following information?

  • Which version of Atom are you using?
  • What OS and version are you running?
  • Can you reproduce the issue after completely exiting Atom and restarting using atom --safe?

  • I am using Atom - 1.5.3 version
  • I am using Atom on windows 10 pro

I downloaded folder and extracted it and straight away started using “atom” by clicking “atom.exe” file. I tried installing package from application itself but it didn’t installed. So I cloned the package from github into .atom\packages folder using reference from internet. To install it said to use “npm” command; I tried it in command prompt but it the command is not working.
Please help me in solving it.
Thank you.


What error message did you get?

Are you trying to install packages from behind a firewall?

Frankly, those instructions are wrong. “npm” isn’t a tool for installing Atom packages. “apm” is the tool to use to install Atom packages if you want to do it from the command line.