How To Install IntelliJ on Ubuntu

IntelliJ, created by JetBrains, is a Java integrated development environment or IDE available in a community and commercial version. both of these versions can be used for professional coding.

Assuming you require the Debian distribution package, please follow these simple steps for installation.

To begin, open your terminal using:


Then, run these commands, one after the other:

Install JDK

Open JDK

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

Oracle JDK.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

sudo apt-get update

This will prompt a password to be entered, but there won't be any visual feedback.

sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

Install IntelliJ IDEA

Download IntelliJ IDEA CE from the Downloads page

Then, in your terminal, run:

tar -zxvf ideaIC-XX.Y.Z.tar.gz

This extracts the ideaIC-XX.Y.Z. folder.

Then, run in bin directory inside the extracted folder.

Create Command Line Runner

Tools >> Create Command-line Launcher

Create a Desktop Entry

Tools >> Create Desktop Entry

After following these steps, you should be able to open IntelliJ from the Desktop icon or your Ubuntu Dash.

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