go-vet (1) - Linux Manuals

go-vet: report likely mistakes in packages


go-vet - report likely mistakes in packages


go vet [-n] [-x] [-vettool prog] [build flags] [vet flags] [packages]


Vet runs the Go vet command on the packages named by the import paths.

For more about vet and its flags, see 'go doc cmd/vet'.
For more about specifying packages, see go-packages(7).
For a list of checkers and their flags, see 'go tool vet help'.
For details of a specific checker such as 'printf', see 'go tool vet help printf'.


The -n flag prints commands that would be executed.
The -x flag prints commands as they are executed.
The -vettool=prog flag selects a different analysis tool with alternative or additional checks.
For example, the 'shadow' analyzer can be built and run using these commands:

  go install golang.org/x/tools/go/analysis/passes/shadow/cmd/shadow
  go vet -vettool=$(which shadow)

The build flags supported by go vet are those that control package resolution and execution, such as -n, -x, -v, -tags, and -toolexec. For more about these flags, see 'go help build'.


This manual page was written by Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg [at] debian.org> and is maintained by the Debian Go Compiler Team <team+go-compiler [at] tracker.debian.org> based on the output of 'go help vet' for the Debian project (and may be used by others).


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