How-to Install IntelliJ IDEA 2016 IDEA on Arch Linux Easy Guide

April 16th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

IntelliJ IDEA QuickStart for Arch Linux

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA 2016 FREE Community Edition for Java, Groovy, Scala & Android Development on Linux Arch x86/amd64 Desktop.

To Make Best Use of the IntelliJ IDEA 2016 you should Need the Oracle Sun Java SE Official JDK7+ Installation for Arch Linux

IntelliJ IDEA Excel at Enterprise, Mobile and Web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and Kotlin, with all the latest modern technologies and frameworks available out of the box.

The Content and Details of IntelliJ IDEA Installation for Arch Linux are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Tutorial Easier to Read and Digest ;)

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  1. Download Latest IntelliJ IDEA for Linux:

    IntelliJ for Linux tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp
    Or from Shell with

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/idea*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
    Install IntelliJ IDEA on Arch Linux - KDE4 IntelliJ IDEA tar.gz Archive Extraction
  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install IntelliJ IDEA on Arch Linux - KDE Open Terminal
  4. Relocate IntelliJ Idea Folder

    sudo su

    You will be prompted to Insert the SuperUser Password
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    Set the root superUser as Holder of IntelliJ IDEA

    chown -R root:root /tmp/idea*

    Then Switch the Content into the /opt Directory

    mv /tmp/idea* /opt/idea

    Make a Symlink into the working Paths

    ln -s /opt/idea/bin/ /usr/local/bin/
  5. How-to Install Required Oracle Java SE for Arch Linux:

    Arch Linux Java SE Installation Guide
  6. Starting IntelliJ IDEA
    Next you can Launch IntelliJ from Terminal with
  7. QuickStart on IntelliJ IDEA 2016 with Java Hello World

    Java Hello World on IntelliJ IDEA
Install IntelliJ IDEA on Arch Linux - IntelliJ IDEA GUI
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