How-to Install PyCharm Python IDE on Elementary OS Linux Easy Guide

February 21st, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

PyCharm QuickStart for Elementary OS Linux

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with PyCharm Community Edition Python IDE for Elementary OS 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya i386/amd64 GNU/Linux Desktop.

To Successfully Run the PyCharm on Elementary OS a Java JRE/JDK 6+ Installation is Required on System.

PyCharm Community Edition Features:

  • Lightweight IDE for Python development
  • Free, Open-Source, Apache 2 license
  • Intelligent Editor, Debugger, Refactorings, Inspections, VCS integration
  • Project Navigation, Testing support, Customizable UI, Vim key bindings
Getting-Started PyCharm Python IDE on Elementary OS - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How-to Install PyCharm Python IDE on Elementary OS - Pantheon Open Terminal
  2. Download PyCharm Community Ed. for Elementary OS:

    Get PyCharm Linux tar.gz

    Select the PyCharm Community Edition for Linux.

  3. Double-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp

    How-to Install PyCharm Python IDE on Elementary OS - Archive Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf pycharm-community*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  4. How-to Install Required Java JRE/JDK 7+:

    Install OpenJDK 7/8 for Elementary OS
  5. Relocating PyCharm

    First set the SuperUser as holder.

    sudo su -c "chown -R root:root /tmp/pycharm*"

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

    sudo mv /tmp/pycharm-community* /opt/pycharm-community
  6. Making PyCharm Symlinks

    sudo su -c "ln -s /opt/pycharm-community/bin/ /usr/local/bin/pycharm"
    sudo su -c "ln -s /opt/pycharm-community/bin/ /usr/local/bin/inspect"
  7. Launching PyCharm Python IDE


    Over the First run a PyCharm Desktop Launcher is Automatically Created!

  8. PyCharm Quick-Start Hello-World Python:

    PyCharm Quick-Start Guide

How-to Install PyCharm Python IDE on Elementary OS - PyCharm GUI

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