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If I have an instance of Atom open with some files already loaded, how can I open an additional file from the command line?

When I simply run:

atom filename.txt

It opens another instance of Atom (now two separate windows). How can I add the file as a new tab to the existing window?

Even better, what I would really like to do is Add Project Folder from the directory I'm currently in on the terminal console.

  • Try to run atom filename.txt --profile-startup false. Funny, but my atom is opening all files within same instance by default. What release is yours? Mine is Atom: 1.18.0/Electron: 1.3.15/Chrome : 52.0.2743.82/Node : 6.5.0 – Redbob Sep 29 '17 at 2:54
  • @Redbob please post that as an answer it works were I live :-) – George Udosen Sep 29 '17 at 5:32
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    I'm not sure that @George. Here at work, atom had same behavior and this parameter does not do the opposite if settled false. I think it's a misconfiguration at Jeff settings.. – Redbob Sep 29 '17 at 12:37
  • Jeff, rename ~/.atom folder or delete it, restart Atom and try it again. Let's see if works. – Redbob Sep 29 '17 at 12:39
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As revealed by atom --help, you can use the -a/-add flag to open a file or folder in the last used window.

Example:

atom -a <filename>

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