How to Install the CLion IDE on Fedora Linux

CLion IDE was developed by JetBrains and is well known due to its robust features, smart code analysis, and user-friendly interface. It has the power of debugger and refactoring tools to improve the productivity of the programmers.

CLion offers a cross-platform support which you can use in various operating systems including Windows and Linux. As a developer, you can create and use the code templates in CLion IDE to speed up your coding tasks.

Furthermore, CLion provides the multi-language support of Python and Swift, making it easier for programmers to work on their projects. So, if you are also interested in getting the CLion IDE on your Fedora machine, this tutorial is for you. Here, we will explain the different ways to install the CLion IDE on Fedora Linux.

How to Install the CLion IDE on Fedora Linux

CLion is an excellent IDE that you can use as a programmer and multiple methods exist to install it quickly. Hence, let’s take a look at all these methods one by one:

The JetBrains Toolbox

First, visit the official website of JetBrains to download its Toolbox utility.

Now, download the JetBrains Toolbox for Linux which is available as the “.tar.gz” file.

Once you download the Toolbox, open the terminal and navigate to the directory where you downloaded the “.tar.gz” file. For example, we download the file in the “Downloads” directory. So, we run the following command:

cd ~/Downloads

The “ls” command lists all the currently available files in the directory.

You can now extract the “.tar.gz” file by executing the following command:

tar xvf jetbrains-toolbox-

After extracting the file, open the “File Manager” and go to the “Downloads” directory. Here, open the extracted folder and right-click on the JetBrains Toolbox:

Click on “Run” to open the JetBrains Toolbox and then search the CLion IDE in it.

Finally, click on the “Install” button to download the CLion IDE with all its additional utilities.

The Official Snap Package

If you prefer downloading CLion from the Snap utility, you have to download the Snapd in your system:

sudo dnf update

sudo dnf install snapd

Now, run the following given command to install CLion via snap:

sudo snap install clion --classic

Open the CLion IDE

It is easy to open the CLion IDE. All you need to do is go to the “Application Menu” and search for it:


In this tutorial, we covered everything you need to know to install the CLion IDE on Fedora Linux. The JetBrains Toolbox method is the most user-friendly and is recommended for most users, while Snap provides an alternative way. Hence, it is up to you which methods you use because getting the CLion IDE on your Fedora Linux system is an effortless process. Moreover, if you don’t want to extract the JetBrains Toolbox “tar.gz” file from the terminal, you can navigate to the directory and extract it directly.

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Prateek Jangid

A passionate Linux user for personal and professional reasons, always exploring what is new in the world of Linux and sharing with my readers.