How to Install PyCharm on CentOS 8

Install PyCharm on CentOS 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure PyCharm on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

PyCharm is an intelligent and fully featured IDE for Python developed by JetBrains. It has built-in debugging support, Docker and Vagrant support, embedded Git control, Anaconda support, syntax highlighting, and many more. PyCharm is extensible via plugins and offers support for Python web development frameworks such as Django and Flask. It can also be used for development in other programming languages such as JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS, AngularJS, Node.js, and more.


  • Operating System with CentOS 8
  • Server IPv4 Address with Superuser Privileges (Root Access)
  • Gnome Terminal for Linux Desktop
  • PuTTy SSH client for Windows or macOS
  • Powershell for Windows 10/11
  • Familiar with DNF Commands

Install PyCharm on CentOS

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Install PyCharm on CentOS 8.

Now, we we will download PyCharm using the official PyCharm download page:

sudo wget

Then, extract the downloaded package:

tar -xvf pycharm-community-2019.3.4.tar.gz
cd pycharm-community-2019.3.4

Next to run PyCharm like normal programs you should create a symbolic link using the following command:

sudo ln -s ./pycharm-community-2019.3.4/bin/ /usr/bin/pycharm

Step 3. Starting PyCharm.

Now that PyCharm is installed on your CentOS system you can start it by clicking on the PyCharm icon (Activities -> PyCharm) or start PyCharm via terminal run the following command:


Congratulation, you have learned how to install and configure PyCharm on CentOS 8. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.