How To Install Go on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Go on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Go on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Go is a modern open-source programming language created by Google that allows you to build reliable and efficient applications. Go is a compiled language, which means you need to compile the source code to create an executable file that is used to run the software.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Go  programming language on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) server.

Install Go on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Go on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we download the latest stable version of Go , visit the official Go downloads page:

Then, adding the location of the Go directory to the $PATH environment variable, the system will know where to find the Go executable binaries. This can be done by appending the following line either to the /etc/profile file (for a system-wide installation) or the $HOME/.profile file:

Save the file, and load the new PATH environment variable into the current shell session:

Check for installed version:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Go. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Go programming language in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Go programming language web site.

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