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This is the source code repository for the Go programming language.
For documentation about how to install and use Go,
visit or load doc/install.html in your web browser.
After installing Go, you can view a nicely formatted
doc/install.html by running godoc --http=:6060
and then visiting http://localhost:6060/doc/install.html.
Unless otherwise noted, the Go source files are distributed
under the BSD-style license found in the LICENSE file.
Binary Distribution Notes
If you have just untarred a binary Go distribution, then there are some
environment variables you'll need to set in your .profile (or equivalent):
GOOS should be set to your operating system (eg, linux),
GOARCH should be your processor architecture (eg, amd64),
GOROOT should be the directory you extracted the tarball to,
GOBIN should point to $GOROOT/bin.
For example, if you downloaded the tarball
and extracted it to
you would set the following variables:
export GOOS=linux
export GOARCH=amd64
export GOROOT=/home/username/go
export GOBIN=$GOROOT/bin
See doc/install.html for more detail about these flags.
Additionally, $GOROOT should be in your $PATH: