Synchronize's settings across devices

Apr 26, 2015 1 min read

I recently switched from TextMate to as my primary text editor. What I needed was a way to synchronize Atom’s settings across multiple computers and I found a really simple solution.

What I needed to do was to move the Atom settings folder to a folder that is synced via a sync service. I use ownCloud, but the solution I found should work with any sync service, e.g. Dropbox, iCloud etc.. After that, I created a symlink to that sync folder. Done!

I work with Macs only, which means I don’t know what to do on Windows. I tested the necessary steps on Mac OS 10.10, but the solution should work on almost all *nix variants.

If you want the same for your setup, open up Terminal and enter the following lines:

cd ~
ln -s /PATH/TO/SYNC_FOLDER/.atom ~/.atom