Hamsa K
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How to Install GO on Ubuntu 20 04

How to install Go on ubuntu 20.04

Go is a statically typed, compiled programming language designed at Google.Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.

In this tutorial, we will explian on how to install go programming language on ubuntu 20.04 system. we can install go using two methods.

Method1: Install Go through binary release

we will install latest version of go as we have to download from its official website.you can downlad and extract it with the following commands.

cd /usr/local
wget https://golang.org/dl/go1.16.4.linux-amd64.tar.gz
tar -xvzf go1.16.4.linux-amd64.tar.gz

once file is extracted, you can set system-wide environment variables as below.

nano ~/.bashrc

set below path at the end of above file.

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

save the file and load the new PATH environment variable.

source ~/.bashrc

now check go version using the following command.

go version

sample output:

go version go1.16.4 linux/amd64

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Method 2: using ubuntu standard repo

we will update the repository using apt.

sudo apt update

then install go language using the following command.

sudo apt install golang-go

now you can check go version using below command.

go version

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just create text file as hello.go and paste below content.

package main
import "fmt"
func main() {

save the file and run the file as below.

go build hello.go

its creates hello bianry and run it.


sample output:


That's it. Now we have successfully installed go on ubuntu 20.04 system.

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