How to Install IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we’ll explain how to install IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 20.04.

IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment written in Java for developing computer software. This article will guide you to install IntelliJ IDEA Community version on Ubuntu 20.04 using commands.


  • A Ubuntu 20.04 installed system.
  • A root user access or normal user with administrative privileges.

Let’s get started with the installation.

Install IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 20.04

We are installing IntelliJ IDEA Community version using Snap.

1. Keep the server up to date

# apt update -y

2. Install Snap

You can skip this step if Snap is already installed in your system.

# apt install snapd -y

3. Install IntelliJ IDEA Community version

# snap install intellij-idea-community --classic

That’s it. We have successfully installed IntelliJ Idea Community version.

4. Launch IntelliJ IDEA

To launch IntelliJ IDEA, run following command:

# intellij-idea-community

Also you can find it in the menu section.

In this article, we have seen how to install IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 20.04.

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