You can set up Pylint to work with PyCharm by following the following steps:
$ pip install pylint
$ which pylint # MacOS/Linux /usr/local/bin/pylint # This is just a possible output - check yours <!--> $ where pylint # Windows %LocalAppData%\Programs\Python\Python36-32\Scripts\pylint.exe # Possible location
Open the PyCharm settings window with menu File → Settings, then navigate to menu Tools → External Tools in the sidebar. (Or search “external tools“)
Set up an external tool by clicking on the
+sign and filling in the fields accordingly. In Program use the path you got when running
which pylint. For the other values, you can use the same from the image.
pylintfrom menu Tools → External Tools → pylint:
Look at your output in the PyCharm terminal
For more details, refer to Pylinting with PyCharm.
If you want to use Pylint to check your whole project or a particular file or directory, you can right click on your project root, file or directory, then activate External Tools → pylint as shown below.