How To Install PyCharm on CentOS 8

Install PyCharm on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PyCharm on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, PyCharm is an IDE for Python development and has been considered 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 the step-by-step installation PyCharm on a CentOS 8 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A 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 PyCharm on CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing PyCharm on CentOS 8.

Now, we will download PyCharm using the official PyCharm download page:

sudo wget

Then, extract the downloaded package using the following command:

tar -xvf pycharm-professional-2018.3.2.tar.gz
cd pycharm-professional-2018.3.2

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

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

Step 3. Accessing PyCharm on CentOS.

Once installed, you can launch PyCharm using the following command:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed PyCharm. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PyCharm on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official  PyCharm website.

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