This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Slack on macOS using Homebrew. Slack is a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services.
What is Slack?
“Slack is a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services, founded by Stewart Butterfield. Slack began as an internal tool used by his company, Tiny Speck, in the development of Glitch, a now defunct online game. The name is an acronym for ‘Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge’” ~ Wikipedia
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install Slack on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install --cask slack
This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Slack on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
$ brew update # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula. $ brew tap homebrew/cask # Tap the Homebrew/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS. $ brew search slack # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match. $ brew info --cask slack # Displays information about the given Cask $ brew install --cask slack # Install the given cask. $ brew cleanup # Remove any older versions from the cellar.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Slack on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.