Using apm Command to install packages in Portable Directory


I am trying this in Windows, which is not my normal platform.

I have found that I can have a .atom directory beside the Atom portable application directory to store my custom settings. That seems to work to some extent.

I want to automate installing packages using …\apm.cmd install --packages-file packages.txt where packages.txt is a file with the desired package names.

This will install the packages, but puts them inside the ~user\.atom directory rather than in my portable atom directory.

How can I direct atom to install packages into the alternative directory?


I think that setting ATOM_HOME to point to your custom directory should work? See the discussion here:


Sorry just noticed that you have a discussion going on in related to this in Atom Portable: Location of .atom Folder, going to go ahead and close as a duplicate.