How To Install PyCharm on CentOS 7

Install PyCharm on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PyCharm on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, PyCharm is an IDE for Python development and has been considered as one of the best Python IDE by experts. The IDE comes with a professional and community edition. The community edition is free of cost, but the professional edition has more features.

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 through the step-by-step installation PyCharm on a CentOS 7 server.

Install PyCharm on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo yum clean all
sudo yum -y update

Step 2. Installing PyCharm on CentOS.

Now we will download PyCharm using the official PyCharm download page using wget command:

sudo wget https://download-cf.jetbrains.com/python/pycharm-professional-2018.3.2.tar.gz
tar -xvf pycharm-professional-2018.3.2.tar.gz
cd pycharm-professional-2018.3.2

Now to run PyCharm like normal programs you should create a symbolic link using the following command:

sudo ln -s ./pycharm-community-2018.3.2/bin/pycharm.sh /usr/bin/pycharm

Step 3. Start PyCharm on CentOS.

You can launch PyCharm using the following command:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed PyCharm. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PyCharm on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official  PyCharm website.

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