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How to Install WebStorm IDE on Arch-based Linux Distributions (Manjaro)

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  • Last Updated : 11 Jul, 2022
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WebStorm is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) developed by Jetbrains and is available as a free community edition for students and a commercial edition. The WebStorm coding environment supports JavaScript frameworks such as React, Vue, Angular, Express, Meteor, Cordova, and NodeJS.

Features of WebStorm

  • Cross-platform
  • Free community version for students
  • Smart code navigation
  • Auto code completion
  • Code refactoring
  • Syntax highlighting, linting, debugging, profiling
  • Unit testing and integration testing

Since WebStorm is proprietary software by Jetbrains and is not available in the official Arch repositories, we cannot install it using Pacman. So, this article will discuss the most common way to install WebStorm on Arch/Manjaro/Chakra.

Installation of WebStorm

Step 1: Update and upgrade your system by running

$ sudo pacman -Syu




Step 2: Install snap from the official Arch repositories

$ sudo pacman -S snapd



Step 3: Enable snap by using the systemctl command

$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket


Step 4: Create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap to enable classic support

$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap


Step 5: Verify the installation by running

$ snap version


Step 6:  Finally, install WebStorm Idea using the snap with the –classic flag.

$ sudo snap install webstorm --classic


Getting Started with WebStorm

Now start WebStorm by searching it in the application menu.



Create a new project and select the desired framework.


Once you have entered the project name, wait for Webstorm to create the project structure on your machine.



Finally, start working on the project just like any other IDE.




Uninstallation of WebStorm

To uninstall WebStorm along with all of its dependencies run:

$ sudo snap remove webstorm


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