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Manage Go source code. Some subcommands such as go build have their own usage documentation. More information:

  • Download and install a package, specified by its import path:

go get {{package_path}}

  • Compile and run a source file (it has to contain a main package):

go run {{file}}.go

  • Compile a source file into a named executable:

go build -o {{executable}} {{file}}.go

  • Compile the package present in the current directory:

go build

  • Execute all test cases of the current package (files have to end with _test.go):

go test

  • Compile and install the current package:

go install

  • Initialize a new module in the current directory:

go mod init {{module_name}}