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       go - tool for managing Go source code


       go get [-a] [-d] [-fix] [-n] [-p n] [-u] [-v] [-x] [ packages ]


       Get  downloads  and  installs  the  packages  named  by the import paths, along with their

       When checking out or updating a package, get looks for a branch or tag  that  matches  the
       locally installed version of Go. The most important rule is that if the local installation
       is running version "go1", get searches for a branch or tag named "go1". If no such version
       exists it retrieves the most recent version of the package.


       -a, -n, -v, -x, -p
              The  -a,  -n,  -v,  -x, and -p flags have the same meaning as in 'go build' and 'go
              install'.  See go-build(1).

       -d     The -d flag instructs get to stop after  downloading  the  packages;  that  is,  it
              instructs get not to install the packages.

       -fix   The  -fix  flag instructs get to run the fix tool on the downloaded packages before
              resolving dependencies or building the code.

       -u     The -u flag instructs get to use the network to update the named packages and their
              dependencies.   By  default, get uses the network to check out missing packages but
              does not use it to look for updates to existing packages.

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

       For more about how 'go get' finds source code to download, see go-remote(7).


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


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

                                            2012-06-15                                  GO-GET(1)