Integrate pylint in PyCharm

This tutorial shows, how to add pylint into PyCharm.


The easy way…


Open “Settings > Tools > External Tools” and press the “+” button.

pycharm external tools

Insert values

Inserts good values on name, description and select your favorite group. Enable more or less all checkboxes. Down the “Tool settings” insert program “pylint”, your specific parameters and working directory.

pycharm pylint

After press “OK” pylint integration is ready.


To be a little more flexible, you can use PyCharm macros. As an example use the value “$FilePath$” for Working directory and “$Promt$” for Parameters. This allows the use in other projects, too.

pycharm macros