IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE (integrated development environment) for Java and Android development from JetBrains. It has two variants, the free community edition and a paid ultimate edition. It supports Java, Kotlin, Groovy, Scala, Maven, Gradle, sbt, Git, GitHub, SVN, Mercurial and Perforce. In this tutorial we will see how to install the latest version of IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition on your Linux system.
Install IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition
Go to the above IntelliJ IDEA download page link and download the latest IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition in .tar.gz package.
Unzip the IntelliJ IDEA .tar.gz file to where you wish to install the program. Just copy the file to Home folder and right click and extract here. For me “ideaIC-2022.2.2.tar.gz” is the downloaded file name and file path is Home Folder.
Now open the extracted folder. It will look like below. You will get little different folder names. Based on the IntelliJ IDEA version numbers.
For easy purpose just rename ideaIC-2022.2.2 and idea-IC-222.4167.29 folder to idea and idea like below.
Now open the terminal app using the ctrl+alt+t commands and type below code in terminal and press enter.
Then type below command and press enter.
Accept the terms and and select the second option if you don’t have a previous version of IntelliJ IDEA and click OK button and complete the installation.
Next time you can run IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition using below command.