How to Install Intellij IDEA on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

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How to Install Intellij IDEA on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


The IntelliJ IDEA development environment is a Java-based integrated development environment. JetBrains developed this tool, and it is licensed as part of the Apache 2 Licensed community edition, as well as a proprietary version. It is commercially available in both versions.


IntelliJ IDEA is one of the leading Intelligent Development Environments for JVM languages. Because it is easier to complete and inspect codes, it is friendlier to beginners. In addition to SQL, JPQL, HTML, JavaScript, and many other languages, it can provide intelligent coding assistance. Now let us talk about installing it.


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Our example is based on an Ubuntu instance with GUI installed. Here is a link that will guide you to installing Ubuntu’s GUI if you do not already have it installed.


Now open your terminal and run the following commands to update your system.



# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y


Step 1: Download Intellij Package



For this tutorial, we’ll be using the Intellij Community Edition. Visit the official website to download the latest Intellij package for Ubuntu.


Intellij installation

After downloading, extract the file to your home directory.



Once extracted, navigate to the extracted folder and find the file, which needs to be installed. You will find it in the bin folder.



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Open the terminal from that folder and install the file.



# sudo ./



The Intellij installer window will now open. Confirm the user agreement and click on continue. 


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Click New project in Intelij to begin setting up. You can install the Java manually or through this IntelliJ UI if you don’t have one, click on the download JDK to install.



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Select the version from the drop-down and click on download.

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You will asked to give the project-name, add those and click on finish.



Happy coding!


You can now explore the coding Intellij IDEA, the installation was successful. and we hope this was informative for you.




IntelliJ IDEA is a popular integrated development environment (IDE) for developing software applications in Java and other programming languages. It is known for its advanced code editing features and powerful debugging tools.

There are several ways to install IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu. One way is to download and install the community edition from the official website. Another way is to install it using the Ubuntu package manager. To do this, run the following command in the terminal:

sudo snap install intellij-idea-community --classic

The system requirements for running IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu depend on the version of IntelliJ IDEA and the size of the project you are working on. As a general rule, you should have at least 2 GB of RAM and a modern CPU with multiple cores.

o start IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu, you can either search for it in the Ubuntu applications menu or run the following command in the terminal:

To create a new project in IntelliJ IDEA, click on “File” in the menu bar, then select “New” and “Project”. Select the programming language and framework you will be using, then follow the prompts to create the project.

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