An automated PyCharm installer.

Supported systems

At the moment works for Linux only.

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.


Install with latest stable version from PyPI:

$ pip install charmy

Or install the latest stable version from GitHub:

$ pip install -e git+

Or install the latest stable version from BitBucket:

$ pip install -e hg+

Or install into python path:

$ python install

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

Usage and examples


Install latest 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

List installed PyCharm versions:

charmy versions

Switch between installed PyCharm versions (imagine, you have both 4.5.3 and 4.5.4 installed and want to switch back to previous version):

charmy activate --version=4.5.3 --edition=community

If you don’t have a version preference and just want to install the latest version available (defaults to community edition), just type:

charmy install

You may be more explicit as well:

charmy install --edition=community

Install the latest professional version:

charmy install --edition=professional

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/pycharm/

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).


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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