How to Install Python IDLE Editor on CentOS 7 Linux
In this tutorial we are going to learn how to install python IDLE IDE on CentOS 7 Linux.
IDLE editor for CentOS 7 provides by the python-tools package. So to install idle on CentOS 7, we need to install python-tools using yum install command.
yum install python-tools
Once the installation is finished, you can type idle& on the Linux terminal to launch ILDE
Add IDLE editor to CentOS 7 Application Menu
To make it more user friendly we should add idle to the application menu. We don't want open idle from the command line every time. So lets is how it is done.
First download the python idle icon using wget command.
wget -O /usr/share/icons/idle.png http://xfce-look.org/CONTENT/content-pre1/66411-1.png
Then create a file called pythonidle.desktop inside the /usr/share/applications/ directory.
Then Add the following entries to the pythonidle.desktop file.
Name=Python IDLE IDE
Comment=Sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose
Now you can open IDLE editor from the Application menu under the Programming sub menu.