Run Format

Command Documentation

There is a suite of programs to build and process Go source code. Instead of being run directly, programs in the suite are usually invoked by the go program.

The most common way to run these programs is as a subcommand of the go program, for instance as go fmt. Run like this, the command operates on complete packages of Go source code, with the go program invoking the underlying binary with arguments appropriate to package-level processing.

The programs can also be run as stand-alone binaries, with unmodified arguments, using the go tool subcommand, such as go tool vet. This style of invocation allows, for instance, checking a single source file rather than an entire package: go tool vet myprogram.go as compared to go vet mypackage. Some of the commands, such as yacc, are accessible only through the go tool subcommand.

Finally the fmt and godoc commands are installed as regular binaries called gofmt and godoc because they are so often referenced.

Click on the links for more documentation, invocation methods, and usage details.

Name      Synopsis
go      The go program manages Go source code and runs the other commands listed here. See the command docs for usage details.

cgo      Cgo enables the creation of Go packages that call C code.
cover      Cover is a program for creating and analyzing the coverage profiles generated by "go test -coverprofile".
fix      Fix finds Go programs that use old features of the language and libraries and rewrites them to use newer ones.
fmt      Fmt formats Go packages, it is also available as an independent gofmt command with more general options.
godoc      Godoc extracts and generates documentation for Go packages.
vet      Vet examines Go source code and reports suspicious constructs, such as Printf calls whose arguments do not align with the format string.
yacc      Yacc is a version of yacc that generates parsers implemented in Go.

This is an abridged list. See the full command reference for documentation of the compilers and more.