How To Install PyCharm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install PyCharm on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PyCharm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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 Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • 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 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 PyCharm on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install PyCharm in Ubuntu using Snap.

You can install PyCharm from the Snap Store with the following command, select your preferred version to install:

$ sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic
$ sudo snap install pycharm-professional --classic
$ sudo snap install pycharm-educational --classic

You can start the PyCharm using the below command:

$ pycharm-community
$ pycharm-professional
$ pycharm-educational

Step 3. Accessing PyCharm.

Now, you can run PyCharm from the Application Menu of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Install PyCharm on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PyCharm. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PyCharm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS  (Focal Fossa) 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, 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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