Use the ATOM editor behind a proxy on Windows 10

I came across this public domain editor and decided to install it to use it for uploading firmware to my SONOFF devices (TUTORIAL: Install Sonoff-Tasmota Firmware on your Sonoff Device). Unfortunately I wasn’t able to download packages for it because of our proxy server. Whatever I tried I wasn’t able to find a way to configure the proxy. I finally found a solution that worked for me.
Just execute the following commands in a console window:

  1. Run CMD as administrator
  2. cd into the directory ‘C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Local\atom\bin’
  3. execute ./apm config set http-proxy http://<your proxy>:<proxy port>
  4. execute ./apm config set https-proxy http://<your proxy>:<proxy port>
  5. execute ./apm config set proxy http://<your proxy>:<proxy port>

I don’t know if number 5 is really necessary but I added it just in case.
You can check the current settings by executing:
./apm config get

I hope that this will help.

About Juergen Caris

I am 54yo, MSc(Dist) and BSc in Computer Science, German and working as a Senior Server Engineer for the NHS Lothian. I am responsible for the patient management system, called TrakCare. I am a UNIX/Linux guy, working in this sector for more than 20 years now. I am also interested in robotics, microprocessors, system monitoring, Home automation and programming.
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