How to uninstall Golang in 3 easy steps via terminal
Have you tried removing the
$PATH export on
.bashrc file but Go is still running?
To remove Golang from your machine you must run 2 commands in your terminal,
which go and
rm the file the path the first command prompted on the screen.
Step 1: Find out where the Golang binary is located in your machine
To find out where the Go binary is located run the following command on your terminal:
You may get an out like this:
/usr/local/go/bin/go # OR /usr/bin/go
Whatever the output is of which go, copy the output onto your clipboard.
Step 2: Remove the Golang binary
Once you’ve copied the path to the Go binary run the
rm command to remove it. You may have to run
sudo as well.
sudo rm -rvf /usr/local/go/
Step 3: Remove any reference from your
You may have
$PATH export definitions in your .bash_profile or .bashrc file. Go ahead and remove those.
That’s it you’re done!
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