I downloaded a file named PhpStorm-8.0.1.tar.gz , in downloads folder , and I don't know how to install this file . Also it don't contain any file with .sh format.


According to instructions in https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/download/ PhpStorm.sh should be in the bin subdirectory

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    No . its not !! – KICK BUTTOWSKI Feb 5 '15 at 9:20
  • I can see it in PhpStorm-139.732\bin – jmonrio Feb 5 '15 at 9:44
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    I am only having ,"idea.properties" and "log.xml" . – KICK BUTTOWSKI Feb 5 '15 at 9:46
  • i think that the archive must be damaged , so it doesnt contain "phpstorm.sh" file – KICK BUTTOWSKI Feb 5 '15 at 9:47
  • I will download a fresh new file and try . – KICK BUTTOWSKI Feb 5 '15 at 9:48

The contents of the file Install-Linux-tar.txt lays out the steps as follows:

Linux Installation Instructions

  1. Unpack the PhpStorm distribution archive that you downloaded to where you wish to install the program. We will refer to this destination location as your {installation home} below.

  2. Open a console and cd into "{installation home}/bin" and type:


    to start the application.

  3. [OPTIONAL] Add the "{installation home}/bin" to your PATH environmental variable so that you may start PhpStorm from any directory.

  4. [OPTIONAL] To adjust the value of JVM heap size open phpstorm.vmoptions (phpstorm64.vmoptions for 64-bit JDK), and modify the -Xms and -Xmx parameters.

    [OPTIONAL] Changing location of "config" and "system" directory
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ By default PhpStorm stores all your settings under ~/.WebIde80/config directory and stores data cache under ~/.WebIde80/system directory. If you want to change these settings,

  5. Open a console and cd into "{installation home}/bin"

  6. Open file "idea.properties" in an editor. You should find strings like




    and change them.

  7. Note that we recommend to store data cache ("system" directory) at a disk with at least 1G bytes free space

I have copied the extracted folder to the /opt directory and then run the phpstorm.sh file from there. This setup works fine for me.

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  • But i had searched for the file "phpstorm.sh" in the archive but it is not present there . – KICK BUTTOWSKI Feb 5 '15 at 9:38
  • @KICKBUTTOWSKI, Did you extract the contents of the archive ( PhpStorm-8.0.1.tar.gz )? – saji89 Feb 5 '15 at 9:40
  • Yes, using the Archive Manager . – KICK BUTTOWSKI Feb 5 '15 at 9:41
  • @KICKBUTTOWSKI, What is the size of the archive file? – saji89 Feb 5 '15 at 10:07
  • Same problem with me, please help guys... – zarpio Feb 11 '15 at 23:29


Same issue was with me, I was trying download manager(FlareGet) to download PhpStorm but when I downloaded the file with firefox, file was ok and I got PhpStorm.sh file in there.

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