Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Manual package install in atom

I was having problems installing atom packages at work (on a Windows 7 machine) and I really wanted to have syntax highlighting in my React project.  Turns out it's really simple to manually install a package. 

Download the package you want. It's probably in GitHub.  I wanted the Atom React Package.

Extract the zip file and put it in the packages folder.  You can find this folder from the install packages screen:
 

Open a command window in the folder you just put in the packages directory. 

Run apm link 

Restart Atom and you're done.