I'm switching from PC to a MacBook and wondered the best convention for installing new software.
For example, I've downloaded the Atom IDE, unzipped the 4 files and put into the /Users/userName/Applications Directory (which was empty, but seemed like a good place).
I then added the /Users/userName/Applications/Atom directory to the \etc\paths file, but when I type 'atom' from the bash prompt, it is not recognized.
How should I be installing software, is there a convention on where it goes?
Do I need to update the \etc\paths file or is there a location where exe's are picked up by the command line?