I know this's kinda a noob question, but I really want to be sure I'm not making a mistake.

I want to install Bitcoin Core GUI on my Linux by the following steps:

  1. Download bitcoin-0.20.1-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz into the Downloads folder
  2. Extract it tar xzf bitcoin-0.20.1-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz
  3. Copy binaries into the /usr/local/bin: sudo install -m 0755 -o root -g root -t /usr/local/bin ~/Downloads/bitcoin-0.20.1/bin/*

Each step is exact the same as described here: https://bitcoin.org/en/full-node#linux-instructions

The question is: Can I now remove the extracted ~/Downloads/bitcoin-0.20.1 folder after installing the contents of its bin subdirectory into the /usr/local/bin?

Is it enough to have only binaries into the /usr/local/bin to run the program?

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Yes, after you've checked if bitcoin is properly "installed" by checking its version you can remove the ~/Downloads/bitcoin-0.20.1. Be sure to double-check the processes and be careful before putting funds in without backup.

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