FAQ: Learn Go: Introduction - Compiling

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From the exercise, I know we will get to learn more about “executable” later on but Please how did we get the ./main?

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late but, the answer to that is because ./“name of the go file” is the convention. if you did ls to see just main, the assumption is that the main program is what is in the middle portion of the screen.
TLDR; the name of the program is main, ./“name of program” is how we execute main which ends up as ./main

The first example seems incorrect. It wasn’t ./greet instead, to compile, I used ./learn-go-introduction-compiling.