How to install Go?

Created Jan 17, 2024Last modified Jan 17, 2024

Go Basics

offical Go downloads page


  1. Open a terminal.
  2. You can use Homebrew to install Go. If you don't have Homebrew installed, you can install it from
  3. Run the following command to install Go:
brew install go
  1. Verify the installation by checking the Go version:
go version


  1. Open a terminal.
  2. You can use the package manager for your distribution to install Go.

For example, on Debian-based systems (like Ubuntu), you can use:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install golang

On Red Hat-based systems (like Fedora), you can use:

sudo yum install golang
  1. Verify the installation:
go version


  1. Download the Go installer for Windows from the official Go Downloads page.
  2. Run the installer executable (.msi file) and follow the installation prompts.
  3. After the installation is complete, open a Command Prompt or PowerShell and verify the installation:
go version