How To Install WebStorm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install WebStorm on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install WebStorm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, WebStorm is a cross-platform JavaScript integrated development environment (IDE) by JetBrains that support for most of the modern JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS, TypeScript, React, Meteor, Dart and Node.js and many more.

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 WebStorm on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.

Install WebStorm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install ubuntu-make

Step 2. Installing WebStorm on Ubuntu 20.04.

Install WebStorm using following command:

umake ide webstorm

By default, WebStorm IDE should be installed in the path $HOME/.local/umake/ide/webstorm. Then, add execute permission to the WebStorm desktop file as follows:

chmod +x ~/.local/share/applications/jetbrains-webstorm.desktop

Finally, reboot your computer for the changes to take effect:

sudo reboot

Step 4. Start WebStorm.

After the installation is done, you can launch WebStorm from the Ubuntu application menu.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed WebStorm. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing WebStorm JetBrains on Ubuntu 20.04. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official WebStorm website.

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