Installing Go – Installing Go in Mac OS X using a tarball

Installing Go in Mac OS X using a tarball

Link to tarball

You can get the link to the Mac OS tarball archive from the Latest Stable section of the golang download page.

screenshot of golang's download page as of this writting, highliting link

Installation Process

In this installation process we’ll use the latest stable version as of this writing (go 1.9.1). For a newer or older version simply replace the link in the first step. Check the golang download page to see what versions are currently available.

Installing Go 1.9.1
$ curl -O $ sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.9.1.darwin-amd64.tar.gz $ export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin

Check installation and version of go

To check if go was successfully installed, use:

$ go version

This should print to the console the version of go, while at the same time making sure the installation went smoothly.

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