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go-build: tool for managing Go source code

NAME

go - tool for managing Go source code

SYNOPSIS

go build [-o output] [ build flags ] [ packages ]

DESCRIPTION

Build compiles the packages named by the import paths, along with their dependencies, but it does not install the results.

If the arguments are a list of .go files, build treats them as a list of source files specifying a single package.

When the command line specifies a single main package, build writes the resulting executable to output. Otherwise build compiles the packages but discards the results, serving only as a check that the packages can be built.

The -o flag specifies the output file name. If not specified, the name is packagename.a (for a non-main package) or the base name of the first source file (for a main package).

OPTIONS

The build flags are shared by the build, install, run, and test commands:
-a
force rebuilding of packages that are already up-to-date.
-n
print the commands but do not run them.
-p n
the number of builds that can be run in parallel. The default is the number of CPUs available.
-v
print the names of packages as they are compiled.
-work
print the name of the temporary work directory and do not delete it when exiting.
-x
print the commands.
-compiler name
name of compiler to use, as in runtime.Compiler (gccgo or gc)
-gccgoflags 'arg list'
arguments to pass on each gccgo compiler/linker invocation
-gcflags 'arg list'
arguments to pass on each 5g, 6g, or 8g compiler invocation
-ldflags 'flag list'
arguments to pass on each 5l, 6l, or 8l linker invocation
-tags 'tag list'
a list of build tags to consider satisfied during the build. See the documentation for the go/build package for more information about build tags.

For more about specifying packages, see go-packages(7).

For more about where packages and binaries are installed, see go-gopath(1).

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg [at] debian.org>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).

SEE ALSO

go-install(1), go-get(1), go-clean(1).