Installing Go on a Mac

Instructions to set up Go on Mac OS.

a RedHat gopher installing Go on a Mac. (generated by Midjourney)

Here, you’ll find the instructions to install Go on a Mac OS computer.

Open the package file you downloaded and follow the prompts to install Go.

  • The package installs the Go distribution to /usr/local/go.
  • The package should put the /usr/local/go/bin directory in your PATH environment variable.

Restart your terminal and verify the settings by entering the following commands.

which go
# returns: /usr/local/go/bin/go
echo $PATH
# Make sure PATH contains '/usr/local/go/bin/go'.
go version
# Prints something similar to the following:
# go version go1.16.4 darwin/amd64

You Are All Set

That’s it. You are now ready to use Go in your system.

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