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       go - tool for managing Go source code


       Many commands apply to a set of packages:

             go action [packages]

       Usually, [packages] is a list of import paths.

       An  import path that is a rooted path or that begins with a . or .. element is interpreted
       as a file system path and denotes the package in that directory.

       Otherwise, the import path P denotes the package found in the directory DIR/src/P for some
       DIR listed in the GOPATH environment variable (see 'go help gopath').

       If no import paths are given, the action applies to the package in the current directory.

       The  special  import path "all" expands to all package directories found in all the GOPATH
       trees.  For example, 'go list all' lists all the packages on the local system.

       The special import path "std" is like all but expands to just the packages in the standard
       Go library.

       An  import path is a pattern if it includes one or more "..." wildcards, each of which can
       match any string, including the empty string  and  strings  containing  slashes.   Such  a
       pattern  expands  to all package directories found in the GOPATH trees with names matching
       the patterns.  As a special case, x/... matches x as  well  as  x's  subdirectories.   For
       example, net/... expands to net and packages in its subdirectories.

       An import path can also name a package to be downloaded from a remote repository.  Run 'go
       help remote' for details.

       Every package in a program must have  a  unique  import  path.   By  convention,  this  is
       arranged  by  starting  each  path with a unique prefix that belongs to you.  For example,
       paths used internally at Google  all  begin  with  'google',  and  paths  denoting  remote
       repositories begin with the path to the code, such as ''.

       As a special case, if the package list is a list of .go files from a single directory, the
       command is applied to a single  synthesized  package  made  up  of  exactly  those  files,
       ignoring  any  build  constraints  in  those  files  and  ignoring  any other files in the


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

                                            2012-05-13                             GO-PACKAGES(7)