How to install Slack on CentOS 8

Slack is one of the most popular collaboration platforms in the world that brings all your communication together. Slack conversations are organized by channel. You can create channels for your teams, projects, themes, or any other purpose. You can search everything that has been posted in your feeds or in your posts. Slack also allows you to chat with your teammates via audio or video calls and share documents, images, videos, and other files.

This article explains how to install Slack on CentOS 8.

Installing Slack on CentOS

Slack is not an open source application and is not included in the standard CentOS repositories.

Visit the Slack for Linux downloads page and download the latest Slack (64-BIT) .RPM file. You can also download the file from the command line using the wget command:

wget https://downloads.slack-edge.com/linux_releases/slack-4.9.1-0.1.fc21.x86_64.rpm

Once the download is complete, run the following command as a user with sudo privileges to install the rpm package:

sudo dnf localinstall ./slack-*.rpm

That’s all. Slack is installed on your CentOS machine and you can start using it.

Slack can be started either from the command line by typing slack or by clicking the Slack icon (Activities → Slack).

When you start Slack for the first time, the following window will appear:

From here, you can enter a workspace that you are already a member of, or create a new workspace and start collaborating with your friends and other developers.

When a new version is released, you can update your Slack package by running the following command:

sudo dnf update slack

Removing Slack

If you want to uninstall Slack, simply remove the installed package:

sudo dnf remove slack

Output

We showed you how to install Slack on your CentOS 8 desktop. For more information on how to use Slack, visit the Slack documentation page.

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