Here is how to install go (golang) on Ubuntu 20.04 in under two minutes:
Step 1 - Download Go from the official website
The first step is to download Go from the official website.
Step 2 - Remove any previous Go installation
Remove any previous Go installation by deleting the
/usr/local/go folder (if it exists), then extract the archive you just downloaded into
/usr/local, creating a fresh Go tree in
rm -rf /usr/local/go && tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.19.linux-amd64.tar.gz
Do not untar the archive into an existing
/usr/local/go tree. This is known to produce broken Go installations.
Step 3 - Add
/usr/local/go/bin to the
PATH environment variable
You can do this by adding the following line to your
/etc/profile (for a system-wide installation):
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
You have successfully installed Go on your Ubuntu system. You can verify that you've installed Go correctly by opening a command prompt and typing the following command:
This will print the Go language version.
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