We’re glad you’re choosing Studio 3T (formerly MongoChef) as your MongoDB client on Linux! Studio 3T is distributed as a gzipped tarball (.tar.gz). We follow a common directory pattern on Linux in that Studio 3T’s root directory contains a “bin” folder that contains a runnable .sh file that starts Studio 3T.
To install Studio 3T, open your shell and cd to a directory of your choice. There, unpack and run Studio 3T like so:
For the 64-bit version of Studio 3T 3.5.0 for example:
$ tar -xvzf studio-3t-linux-x64-dist.tar.gz
For the 32-bit version of Studio 3T 3.5.0 for example:
$ tar -xvzf studio-3t-linux-x86-dist.tar.gz
Once you’re done installing Studio 3T, watch this video to get started, then jump right into using its wonderful features like Visual Query Builder with In-Place Editing, IntelliShell and SQL Query Feature – just to name a few 🙂
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2015 and has been updated for accuracy.