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How to install IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition on macOS using Homebrew. IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition is a Java integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer software.

What is IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition?

“IntelliJ IDEA is a Java integrated development environment for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains, and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition, and in a proprietary commercial edition. Both can be used for commercial development.” ~ Wikipedia

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install intellij-idea-ce

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                           # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew tap caskroom/cask                # Tap the Caskroom/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS.
$ brew search intellij-idea-ce          # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info intellij-idea-ce       # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install intellij-idea-ce    # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                          # Remove any older versions from the cellar.

Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.