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       go - tool for managing Go source code


       go test [-c] [-i] [ build flags ] [ packages ] [ flags for test binary ]


       "Go  test"  automates testing the packages named by the import paths.  It prints a summary
       of the test results in the format:

             ok   archive/tar   0.011s
             FAIL archive/zip   0.022s
             ok   compress/gzip 0.033s

       followed by detailed output for each failed package.

       "Go test" recompiles each package along with  any  files  with  names  matching  the  file
       pattern  "*_test.go".   These  additional  files  can  contain  test  functions, benchmark
       functions, and example functions.  See go-testfunc(7) for more.

       By default, go test needs no arguments.  It compiles and tests the package with source  in
       the current directory, including tests, and runs the tests.

       The  package  is built in a temporary directory so it does not interfere with the non-test


       In addition to the build flags, the flags handled by 'go test' itself are:

       -c     Compile the test binary to pkg.test but do not run it.

       -i     Install packages that are dependencies of the test.  Do not run the test.

       The test binary also accepts flags that control execution of the  test;  these  flags  are
       also accessible by 'go test'.  See go-testflag(7) for details.

       For more about build flags, see go-build(1).

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


       go-build(1), go-vet(1).


       This manual page was written by Michael Stapelberg <>, for the Debian
       project (and may be used by others).

                                            2012-05-13                                 GO-TEST(1)