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How to install Slack on macOS using Homebrew

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.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Slack on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install slack 

Brew Commands

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 caskroom/cask                # Tap the Caskroom/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS.
$ brew search slack                     # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info slack                  # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install slack               # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                          # Remove any older versions from the cellar.

Summary

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.