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Download and install

Download and install Go quickly with the steps described here.

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1. Go download.

Click the button below to download the Go installer.

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2. Go install.

Select the tab for your computer's operating system below, then follow its installation instructions.

  1. Extract the archive you downloaded into /usr/local, creating a Go tree in /usr/local/go.

    Important: This step will remove a previous installation at /usr/local/go, if any, prior to extracting. Please back up any data before proceeding.

    For example, run the following as root or through sudo:

    rm -rf /usr/local/go && tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.14.3.linux-amd64.tar.gz
  2. Add /usr/local/go/bin to the PATH environment variable.

    You can do this by adding the following line to your $HOME/.profile or /etc/profile (for a system-wide installation):

    export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin

    Note: Changes made to a profile file may not apply until the next time you log into your computer. To apply the changes immediately, just run the shell commands directly or execute them from the profile using a command such as source $HOME/.profile.

  3. Verify that you've installed Go by opening a command prompt and typing the following command:
    $ go version
  4. Confirm that the command prints the installed version of Go.

3. Go code.

You're set up! Visit the Getting Started tutorial to write some simple Go code. It takes about 10 minutes to complete.