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hugo-mod - Various Hugo Modules helpers.


hugo mod [flags]


Various helpers to help manage the modules in your project's dependency graph.

Most operations here requires a Go version installed on your system (>= Go 1.12) and the relevant VCS client (typically Git). This is not needed if you only operate on modules inside /themes or if you have vendored them via "hugo mod vendor".

Note that Hugo will always start out by resolving the components defined in the site configuration, provided by a _vendor directory (if no --ignoreVendor flag provided), Go Modules, or a folder inside the themes directory, in that order.

See for more information.


-b, --baseURL="" hostname (and path) to the root, e.g.

-D, --buildDrafts[=false] include content marked as draft

-E, --buildExpired[=false] include expired content

-F, --buildFuture[=false] include content with publishdate in the future

--cacheDir="" filesystem path to cache directory. Defaults: $TMPDIR/hugo_cache/

--cleanDestinationDir[=false] remove files from destination not found in static directories

-c, --contentDir="" filesystem path to content directory

-d, --destination="" filesystem path to write files to

--disableKinds=[] disable different kind of pages (home, RSS etc.)

--enableGitInfo[=false] add Git revision, date and author info to the pages

--forceSyncStatic[=false] copy all files when static is changed.

--gc[=false] enable to run some cleanup tasks (remove unused cache files) after the build

-h, --help[=false] help for mod

--i18n-warnings[=false] print missing translations

--ignoreCache[=false] ignores the cache directory

-l, --layoutDir="" filesystem path to layout directory

--minify[=false] minify any supported output format (HTML, XML etc.)

--noChmod[=false] don't sync permission mode of files

--noTimes[=false] don't sync modification time of files

--path-warnings[=false] print warnings on duplicate target paths etc.

--print-mem[=false] print memory usage to screen at intervals

--templateMetrics[=false] display metrics about template executions

--templateMetricsHints[=false] calculate some improvement hints when combined with --templateMetrics

-t, --theme=[] themes to use (located in /themes/THEMENAME/)

--trace="" write trace to file (not useful in general)


--config="" config file (default is path/config.yaml|json|toml)

--configDir="config" config dir

--debug[=false] debug output

-e, --environment="" build environment

--ignoreVendor[=false] ignores any _vendor directory

--ignoreVendorPaths="" ignores any _vendor for module paths matching the given Glob pattern

--log[=false] enable Logging

--logFile="" log File path (if set, logging enabled automatically)

--quiet[=false] build in quiet mode

-s, --source="" filesystem path to read files relative from

--themesDir="" filesystem path to themes directory

-v, --verbose[=false] verbose output

--verboseLog[=false] verbose logging


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