How-to Install IntelliJ IDEA 2016 IDEA on Elementary OS Linux Easy Guide

April 16th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

IntelliJ IDEA QuickStart for Elementary OS 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 Elementary OS 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya i386/amd64 Desktop.

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

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  1. Download Latest IntelliJ IDEA for Linux:

    IntelliJ for Linux tar.gz
  2. Double-Click/Right-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Install IntelliJ IDEA on Elementary OS Linux - KDE4 IntelliJ IDEA tar.gz Elementary OSive Extraction
  3. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    IntelliJ IDEA Quick-Start for Elementary OS - Pantheon Open Terminal
  4. Relocate IntelliJ Idea Folder

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look:

    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. Starting IntelliJ IDEA
    Next you can Launch IntelliJ from Terminal with
  6. How-to Easy Creating an IntelliJ IDEA Quick Launcher

    Easy IntelliJ Desktop Launcher
  7. Quick Getting-Started on IntelliJ IDEA 2016 with Java Hello World

    Hello World on IntelliJ IDEA Java
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