How to Install IntelliJ IDEA IDE on Fedora 29

Install IntelliJ IDEA IDE on Fedora 29

IntelliJ IDEA IDE is an intelligent and fully featured IDE for PHP developed by JetBrains. It also provides support for Javascript, Typescript, and CSS etc. You can also extend IntelliJ IDEA IDE features by using plugins. By using IntelliJ IDEA IDE plugins you can also get support for frameworks like Blade, DropWizard etc. We can also use IntelliJ IDEA IDE for other programming languages like HTML, SQL, Javascript, CSS and more. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to install IntelliJ IDEA IDE on Fedora 29.


Before you start to install IntelliJ IDEA IDE on Fedora 29. You must have the non-root user account on your system with sudo privileges.

Install IntelliJ IDEA IDE

First we will download IntelliJ IDEA IDE using official IntelliJ IDEA IDE download page using wget command. At the time writing this tutorial the current latest version available is 2018.3.2. You can check latest version for installation if you want.

sudo wget

Now extract the downloaded package using following command.

tar -xvf ideaIC-2018.3.2.tar.gz

Navigate inside the extracted directory.

cd ideaIC-2018.3.2

Now to run IntelliJ IDEA IDE like normal programs you should create symbolic link using the following command.

sudo ln -s ./ideaIC-2018.3.2/bin/ /usr/bin/idea

Start IntelliJ IDEA IDE

You can launch IntelliJ IDEA IDE using following command.


On starting IntelliJ IDEA IDE first time you will be asked to import settings. If you have settings from older version then you can import or select “Do not import settings”.

You will get the following output after accepting the license and importing settings for setting up the initial configuration.



You have successfully learned how to install IntelliJ IDEA IDE on Fedora 29. If you have any queries regarding this then please dont forget to comment below.