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       gotype - syntatic and semantic analysis of Go files


       gotype [flags] [ path ...  ]


       The  gotype command does syntactic and semantic analysis of Go files and packages like the
       front-end of a Go compiler. Errors are reported if the analysis fails; otherwise gotype is
       quiet (unless -v is set).

       Without  a list of paths, gotype reads from standard input, which must provide a single Go
       source file defining a complete package.

       If a single path is specified that is a directory, gotype checks  the  Go  files  in  that
       directory; they must all belong to the same package.

       Otherwise, each path must be the filename of Go file belonging to the same package.


       -a     use all (incl. _test.go) files when processing a directory

       -ast   print AST (forces -seq)

              parse comments (ignored unless -ast or -trace is provided)

       -e     report all errors (not just the first 10)

       -seq   parse sequentially, rather than in parallel

       -trace print parse trace (forces -seq)

       -v     verbose mode


       To check the files a.go, b.go, and c.go:

             gotype a.go b.go c.go

       To check an entire package in the directory dir and print the processed files:

             gotype -v dir

       To check an entire package including tests in the local directory:

             gotype -a .

       To verify the output of a pipe:

             echo "package foo" | gotype


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

                                            2013-12-02                                  GOTYPE(1)