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GO-VET(1) General Commands Manual GO-VET(1)

NAME

go-vet - report likely mistakes in packages

SYNOPSIS

go vet [-n] [-x] [-vettool prog] [build flags] [vet flags] [packages]

DESCRIPTION

Vet runs the Go vet command on the packages named by the import paths.

For more about vet and its flags, see 'go doc cmd/vet'.
For more about specifying packages, see go-packages(7).
For a list of checkers and their flags, see 'go tool vet help'.
For details of a specific checker such as 'printf', see 'go tool vet help printf'.

OPTIONS

-n
The -n flag prints commands that would be executed.
-x
The -x flag prints commands as they are executed.
-vettool=prog
The -vettool=prog flag selects a different analysis tool with alternative or additional checks.
For example, the 'shadow' analyzer can be built and run using these commands:

  go install golang.org/x/tools/go/analysis/passes/shadow/cmd/shadow
  go vet -vettool=$(which shadow)
    

The build flags supported by go vet are those that control package resolution and execution, such as -n, -x, -v, -tags, and -toolexec. For more about these flags, see 'go help build'.

SEE ALSO

go-fmt(1), go-fix(1).

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg@debian.org> and is maintained by the Debian Go Compiler Team <team+go-compiler@tracker.debian.org> based on the output of 'go help vet' for the Debian project (and may be used by others).
2021-09-06