CLion Help

System Requirements

In this section:

Hardware requirements

  • Intel Pentium III/800 MHz or higher (or compatible)
  • 1 MB RAM minimum, 2 GB RAM recommended
  • 1024x768 minimum screen resolution

System requirements

General requirements to start development with clion

In general to develop in C/C++ with CLion you need:

  • CMake 2.8.11-3.3.* (if you do not want to use the bundled version), make
  • GCC/G++ or Clang on OS X and Linux;MinGW 3.* or MinGW - w64 3.*-4.* or Cygwin 1.7.32 (minimum required) up to 2.0.* on Windows.
  • GDB: 7.8.*(if you do not want to use the bundled version)

Windows

System RequirementsInstallation
  • Windows 7.0 x64, 8.* x64
  • Cygwin x64 with installed packages: gcc/g++, cmake, make, gdb 7.8+
    or
    MinGW with installed packages: gcc/g++ and make
  1. Download CLion from the Download page.
  2. Run the clion-*.exe file that starts the Installation Wizard.
  3. Follow all steps suggested by the wizard. Pay special attention to the corresponding installation options.

OS X

System RequirementsInstallation
  1. Download the clion-*.dmg OS X Disk Image file from the Download page.
  2. Double-click the downloaded clion-*.dmg OS X Disk Image file to mount it.
  3. Copy CLion to your Applications folder.

Linux

System RequirementsInstallation
  • OS Linux 64 bit
  • GCC/G++ or Clang
  1. Download the clion-*.tar.gz file from the Download page.
  2. Unpack the clion-*.tar.gz file using the following command:
    tar xfz clion-*.tar.gz
  3. Because running CLion from wherever you downloaded the file to may be inconvenient, it is recommended that you move the extracted or unpacked archive folder to the desired location using the mv command in one of the following formats:
    • mv <path to extracted archive folder> <new archive folder>
      For example:
      mv /downloads/clion-* my/desired/location
    • mv <path to clion-*.tar.gz> <new archive folder>
      For example:
      mv /downloads/clion-*.tar.gz my/desired/location
  4. Switch to the bin directory in the new location:
    cd <new archive folder>/clion-*/bin
    For example,
    cd my/desired/location/clion-*/bin
  5. Run clion.sh from the bin subdirectory.

See Also

Last modified: 20 October 2015