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       go - tool for managing Go source code


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


       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).


       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

       -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).


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


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

                                            2012-05-13                                GO-BUILD(1)