How To Install IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition On Ubuntu Linux

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.

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition

Download IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition

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.

download IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition

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.

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IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition file

Now open the extracted folder. It will look like below. You will get little different folder names. Based on the IntelliJ IDEA version numbers.

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition extract

For easy purpose just rename ideaIC-2022.2.2 and idea-IC-222.4167.29 folder to idea and idea like below.

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition rename

Now open the terminal app using the ctrl+alt+t commands and type below code in terminal and press enter.

cd idea/idea/bin

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition cmd

Then type below command and press enter.

./idea.sh

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.

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition license

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition profile path

Next time you can run IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition using below command.

cd idea/idea/bin
./idea.sh

 

That’s it

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