Here, you’ll find the instructions to install Go on a Linux computer.
Extract the archive you downloaded into
/usr/local, creating a Go tree in
For example you can run the following command to do create the Go tree:
rm -rf /usr/local/go \ && tar -C /usr/local -xzf go$version.$distro.tar.gz
After creating the directory tree, add
/usr/local/go/bin to your
PATH environment variable:
vim $HOME/.profile # or /etc/profile (for a system-wide installation). # add the following line to the end of your $HOME/.profile file. # If you don’t have such a file, create one. export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin
Note that changes made to a profile may not apply until you log out and log back into your machine. The apply the changes immediately, you can source your profile file as follows:
Finally, verify that you’ve installed Go by opening a terminal session and typing the following:
After pressing the Enter key, if you see the installed version of Go, then you’re off to the races.
You Are All Set
That’s it. You are now ready to use Go in your system.
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