I am trying to implement my own dotfiles. I am using zsh as my default shell. When I try to launch Atom from terminal I get this error

FSPathMakeRef(/Users/agusgambina/Applications/Atom.app) failed with error -43.

To start the application I am executing in the terminal

$ atom .

I am not sure what I have changed that broke this, but everything else that is similar seems to be working.

Thank you

  • How do you launch Atom? i.e. the full command you use
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 13:29
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    fnfErr = -43, /*File not found*/ - How are you attempting to start this bundled application?
    – fd0
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 13:31
  • @fd0 thank you for your quick answer I just wrote it in the post Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 13:36
  • @agusgambina -Well, I'm not going to go thru your dozen or more dot files. I'd say that the . dot after the atom command is not interpreted by the shell as a valid path.
    – fd0
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 13:58
  • @fd0 Thank you for your answers, I realised that was my mistake, I was overwriting the ATOM path and that was my mistake. I will delete the question since I think has no point because was a silly mistake of mine. Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 15:50

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This exact question has been answered on SO.

With Atom open, select from the Menu Bar:

Atom > Install Shell Commands


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