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       oracle - a tool for answering questions about Go source code


       oracle [ flag ...  ] mode args ...


       The -format flag controls the output format:
             plain    an editor-friendly format in which every line of output
                      is of the form "pos: text", where pos is "-" if unknown.
             json     structured data in JSON syntax.
             xml      structured data in XML syntax.

       The -pos flag is required in all modes except 'callgraph'.

       The mode argument determines the query to perform:

             callees       show possible targets of selected function call
             callers       show possible callers of selected function
             callgraph     show complete callgraph of program
             callstack     show path from callgraph root to selected function
             describe      describe selected syntax: definition, methods, etc
             freevars      show free variables of selection
             implements    show 'implements' relation for selected package
             peers         show send/receive corresponding to selected channel op
             referrers     show all refs to entity denoted by selected identifier

       The user manual is available here:


              write cpu profile to file

              Output format.  One of {plain,json,xml}.

       -pos   Filename  and  byte offset or extent of a syntax element about which to query, e.g.
              foo.go:#123,#456, bar.go:#123.

              Location of the points-to analysis log file, or empty to disable logging.

              Analyze reflection soundly (slow).


       Describe the syntax at offset 530 in this file (an import spec):

             oracle -pos=src/ describe

       Print the callgraph of the trivial web-server in JSON format:

             oracle -format=json src/pkg/net/http/triv.go callgraph


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

                                            2013-12-02                                  ORACLE(1)