In this tutorial, we will show you how to install IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, IntelliJ Idea is a java Integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains and released under Apache License in January 2001. IntelliJ IDEA also supports major build automation tools such as Maven, Ant, and Gradle, and version controls systems such as Git and SVN. It has a built-in terminal, database tools, code completion, inline debugger. Also, it supports detecting duplicates, connecting Docker containers and application servers such as Tomcat, JBoss, etc.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of IntelliJ IDEA JetBrains on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing the IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 20.04.
The easiest way is to install IntelliJ IDEA on the Ubuntu system is by using the snappy packaging system. Run the following command to install the IntelliJ IDEA snap package:
### INTELLIJ IDEA COMMUNITY ### sudo snap install intellij-idea-community --classic ### INTELLIJ IDEA ULTIMATE ### sudo snap install intellij-idea-ultimate --classic ### INTELLIJ IDEA EDUCATIONAL ### sudo snap install intellij-idea-educational --classic
Step 3. Launch IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu.
A once successful installation to start IntelliJ IDEA IDE via terminal run the following command:
$ intellij-idea-community OR $ intellij-idea-ultimate OR $ intellij-idea-educational
Congratulations! You have successfully installed IntelliJ IDEA. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing IntelliJ IDEA on your Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official IntelliJ IDEA website.