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Automated PyCharm installer for Linux.

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Automated PyCharm installer for Linux.

Supported systems

Although charmy would work on any Linux system (download, sym-link), some extra things, like creating a .desktop file for Ubuntu launcher, are done for specific systems only.


Create a virtual environment for charmy:

virtualenv charmy

Install with latest stable version from PyPI:

$ pip install charmy

That’s all. See the Usage section for more.


Make sure your PyCharm instance is not running.


Install the latest version of PyCharm (defaults to community edition):

charmy install

You might want to be more explicit as well:

charmy install --edition=community

Install the latest professional version:

charmy install --edition=professional

Install specific version of the PyCharm. Let’s assume the you want to install community edition version 4.5.4:

charmy install --version=4.5.4 --edition=community

Switch between installed PyCharm versions (imagine, you have both 4.5 and 4.5.4 installed and want to switch back to previous version):

charmy activate --version=4.5 --edition=community

List installed PyCharm versions:

charmy versions

By default charmy installs PyCharm in the PyCharm directory. If you want it to be installed elsewhere provide destination directive:

charmy install --destination=/home/user/my-pycharm-installation-directory/

Note, that charmy remembers your last destination, so once you have specified a destination, you don’t have to specify it again (unless you want to change installation directory).

Check for the latest available version (without installing it):

charmy check-latest-available

Clear charmy settings (destination and the database drop):

charmy reset-settings


When installing on Ubuntu, charmy creates a .desktop file for to be drag and dropped to the Unity launcher. The .desktop file is located at:



GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1


For any issues contact me at the e-mail given in the Author section.


Artur Barseghyan <>

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