Mar 72017

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How to install golang on Windows

  • March 7 2017
  • ADM

 

 

How to install golang on Windows - golang

 

The Go is provided with two installation options for Windows users:

  • a zip archive that requires you to set some environment variables;
  • an MSI installer that configures your installation automatically.

Zip archive

From download page get the latest version of Go, the .zip version then follows the next steps:

  • open Control Panel --> System;
  • click on Advanced system settings;
  • click Environment variables...
  • add a new system variable:
    • GOROOT=c:\go

where c:\go is the go root folder

  • add the go bin folder to the Path variable: ;%GOROOT%\bin;

MSI installer

From download page get the latest version of Go, the .msi version. Run the .msi file and follow the wizard. The installer will setup the GOROOT system variable and will add the bin folder to the path.

Check

To check the installation run the following command:

C:\Users\ADM>go version
go version go1.8 windows/amd64

C:\Users\ADM>

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