Install PyCharm tar file in Linux

Install PyCharm using tar file in Linux




  1. Unpack the PyCharm distribution archive that you downloaded where you wish to install the program. We will refer to this location as your {installation home}.

  2. To start the application, open a console, cd into "{installation home}/bin" and type:


     This will initialize various configuration files in the configuration directory:


  3. [OPTIONAL] Add "{installation home}/bin" to your PATH environment

     variable so that you can start PyCharm from any directory.

  4. [OPTIONAL] To adjust the value of the JVM heap size, create a file pycharm.vmoptions

     (or pycharm64.vmoptions if using a 64-bit JDK) in the configuration directory and set the -Xms and -Xmx parameters. To see how to do this,

     you can reference the vmoptions file under "{installation home}/bin" as a model but do not modify it, add your options to the new file.

  [OPTIONAL] Change the location of the "config" and "system" directories


  By default, PyCharm stores all your settings in the

  ~/.config/JetBrains/PyCharmCE2020.2 directory

  and uses ~/.local/share/JetBrains/PyCharmCE2020.2 as a data cache.

  To change the location of these directories:

  1. Open a console and cd into ~/.config/JetBrains/PyCharmCE2020.2

  2. Create a file and set the idea.system.path and idea.config.path variables, for example:



  NOTE: Store the data cache ("system" directory) on a disk with at least 1 GB of free space.


-PyCharm Development Team