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 user or 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 https://download-cf.jetbrains.com/python/pycharm-professional-2018.3.2.tar.gz

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/pycharm.sh /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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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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