Installing the latest version of Android Studio – AndroidStudioPreview3.2

I am installing in /home/anne

Android Studio


Linux Installation Instructions
1. Unpack the Android Studio 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. As a side effect, this will initialize various
configuration files in the ~/.AndroidStudioPreview3.2 directory.

3. [OPTIONAL] Add “{installation home}/bin” to your PATH environment
variable so that you may start Android Studio from any directory.

4. [OPTIONAL] To adjust the value of the JVM heap size, create
~/.AndroidStudioPreview3.2/studio.vmoptions (or studio64.vmoptions
if using a 64-bit JDK), and set the -Xms and -Xmx parameters. To see how
to do this, you can reference the vmoptions file under
“{installation home}/bin” as a model.

[OPTIONAL] Changing the location of “config” and “system” directories
By default, Android Studio stores all your settings under the ~/.AndroidStudioPreview3.2/config
directory and uses ~/.AndroidStudioPreview3.2/system as a data cache.
If you want to change these settings,

1. Open a console and cd into ~/.AndroidStudioPreview3.2/config

2. Create the file “” and open it in an editor. Set the
idea.system.path and/or idea.config.path variables as desired, for


3. Note that we recommend to store data cache (“system” directory) on a disk
with at least 1GB of free space.


-Android Studio Development Team

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