Ethereum Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Notes - Version 1.01, by Dr. Herong Yang
What Is Go Ethererum (Geth)
This section describes what is Go Ethereum (Geth).
Go Ethereum (Geth) is a command line interface for running a full Ethereum node implemented in the Go language. By installing and running Go Ethereum, you can join the Ethereum network to transfer funds between addresses, develop smart contracts, or even mine ethers.
You can download and install Go Ethereum (Geth) directly from Download Geth page.
But if you have installed Ethereum Mist Wallet on your computer, you already have a copy of Geth installed in your profile folder. Try the following command to verify:
C:\>"\users\herong\appdata\Roaming\Ethereum Wallet\binaries \Geth\unpacked\geth.exe" version Geth Version: 1.8.1-stable Git Commit: 1e67410e88d2685bc54611a7c9f75c327b553ccc Architecture: 386 Protocol Versions: [63 62] Network Id: 1 Go Version: go1.9.2 Operating System: windows GOPATH= GOROOT=c:\go
The default path name for Geth is too long. You can copy it to a better location:
C:\>copy "\users\herong\appdata\Roaming\Ethereum Wallet\binaries \Geth\unpacked\geth.exe" \local\bin C:\>\local\bin\geth version Geth Version: 1.8.1-stable
Now I am ready to run Geth to join the Ethereum network with a command line interface.
Last update: 2017.
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