IntelliJ IDEA shortcut in linux

After a lot of digging around, I finally came across this blog entry telling how to make a shortcut to IDEA work in linux. In short, change your shortcut to something like the following:

/bin/sh -c "export JDK_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun && /opt/IntelliJIdea8/bin/idea.sh"

Voila! Victory is mine!

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One thought on “IntelliJ IDEA shortcut in linux

  1. If the problem is you’re launching in GNOME, and it’s not respecting your .profile/.bashrc, you can also set in /etc/environment which does work – I got burned the last time different dev tools were pointed at different JVMs…

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