How to update the Go version


The following steps are for Linux.

Step 1: remove current version

first, need to uninstall the installed version:

Delete the /usr/local/go directory by:

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/go

Step 2: Install the new version

Go to the downloads page and download the binary release suitable for your system.

Step 3: Install latest version

To extract the archive file:

$ sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf /home/nikhita/Downloads/go1.8.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz

Step 4: Verify your PATH env variable

$ echo $PATH | grep "/usr/local/go/bin"

Make sure you are using the latest version with

go version