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Go on Raspberry Pi

Installing Go on Raspberry Pi is very simple. First, download and unpack the Go package

$ wget https://storage.googleapis.com/golang/go1.8.3.linux-armv6l.tar.gz
$ sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.8.3.linux-armv6l.tar.gz
$ export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin

and then add export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin to ~/.profile to set it automatically on next login.

To test whether it is working well, create test file server.go

package main

import (

func main() {
	http.Handle("/", http.FileServer(http.Dir(".")))

	log.Printf("Starting HTTP Web Server")
	log.Fatal(http.ListenAndServe(":80", nil))

build it and run

$ go build server.go
$ sudo ./server

Now if you open the http://your_raspberry_pi_ip_address/ the browser should list the content of the folder where the server.go is.

To run the server detached from terminal use

$ sudo nohup ./server </dev/null >server.log 2>&1 &

The server should be running even when you exit from the terminal.

To terminate the server fist find its PID

$ ps aux | grep server
root     22511  0.1  0.3 829024  3764 pts/0    Sl   01:01   0:00 ./server

and the send kill signal to the process

$ sudo kill 22511
Alex Netkachov

Alex Netkachov

Alex likes functional programming and algorithms. Apart from programming, his favourites are walking with his family in the parks and national trails and reading about universe and history.

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