This article covers how to install Go on your Ubuntu 20.04 machine. Now you can start programming Go language. Go is a popular programming language created by Google.
Many modern applications such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Caddy are written in Go.
To install Go on Ubuntu:
1. Use curl or wget to download the current binary for Go from the official download page. As of this writing, the current version is 1.12.9.
Check the download page for updates, and replace 1.12.9 with the most recent stable version if necessary:
$ curl -O https://storage.googleapis.com/golang/go1.12.9.linux-amd64.tar.gz
Verify the .tar file using sha256sum:
$ sha256sum go1.12.9.linux-amd64.tar.gz
3. Extract the tarball:
$ tar -xvf go1.12.9.linux-amd64.tar.gz
4. Adjust the permissions and move the go directory to /usr/local:
$ sudo chown -R root:root ./go
$ sudo mv go /usr/local