Shell Commands Not Installing on Windows?


Hi there. Very new, aspiring developer here. I’m trying to get started on Atom, while simultaneously learning the command line. I thought both the Windows and Mac versions were supposed to install shell command capability automatically, but I’m having issues. Both ‘atom’ and ‘apm’ give me errors from Command Prompt. I’ve seen something about a PATH needing to be right but can’t seem to find anything about adjusting it.

Am I missing something basic?

Windows 10, everything’s up to date.


It’s definitely supposed to happen automatically, and it always has for me.

I always link to this tutorial, because it covers all the recent iterations of the UI.

The Atom executable is in AppData/Local/atom/. You want to add that and the bin/ folder inside it.