Step-by-Step Guide to Installing OpenGist on Rocky Linux 8

OpenGist is a tool designed to streamline the management and sharing of code snippets via GitHub Gists. It offers a command-line interface (CLI) that makes it easy to create, update, and delete gists directly from your terminal.

Download and Install Required Tools:

First, ensure that wget, git, and tar are installed on your Rocky Linux system. You can install these tools using the following commands:

dnf install wget git tar -y

Download OpenGist:

First, download the precompiled binary for OpenGist using wget,


Extract the Archive:

Next, extract the downloaded tar file using the following commmand,

tar xzvf opengist1.7.2-linux-amd64.tar.gz

This command creates a directory (usually named opengist) containing the binary.

Navigate to the Directory:

Change into the directory that was extracted,

cd opengist

Make the Binary Executable:

Update the permissions of the binary to make it executable,

chmod +x opengist

Configure the Firewall:

Before running OpenGist, you need to allow traffic on port 6157 through the firewall. Use the following commands to add the port to the firewall,

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=6157/tcp
firewall-cmd --reload

Run OpenGist:


Access OpenGist:

Now that OpenGist is running on port 6157, you can access it by browsing to the specified URL.


replace your_server_IP_addess with the actual IP address of your server.

Once you access the above URL, you will see the OpenGist homepage or dashboard as follow: image

Register a New User:

On the OpenGist homepage, look for an option to register a new user and fill out the required information (such as username, email, and password) to create a new account.


Login Using Your Credentials:

After registering, you will be redirected to the login page, or you can click on the "Login" link/button.


Now, With OpenGist, you can create, manage, and share code snippets or text documents easily.