There is a suite of programs to build and process Go source code. Instead of being run directly, programs in the suite are usually invoked by the go program.
The most common way to run these programs is as a subcommand of the go program,
for instance as
go fmt. Run like this, the command operates on
complete packages of Go source code, with the go program invoking the
underlying binary with arguments appropriate to package-level processing.
The programs can also be run as stand-alone binaries, with unmodified arguments,
using the go
tool subcommand, such as
go tool vet.
This style of invocation allows, for instance, checking a single source file
rather than an entire package:
go tool vet myprogram.go as
go vet mypackage.
Some of the commands, such as
pprof, are accessible only through
godoc commands are installed
as regular binaries called
they are so often referenced.
Click on the links for more documentation, invocation methods, and usage details.
|cgo||Cgo enables the creation of Go packages that call C code.|
|cover||Cover is a program for creating and analyzing the coverage profiles
|fix||Fix finds Go programs that use old features of the language and libraries and rewrites them to use newer ones.|
|fmt||Fmt formats Go packages, it is also available as an independent gofmt command with more general options.|
|godoc||Godoc extracts and generates documentation for Go packages.|
|vet||Vet examines Go source code and reports suspicious constructs, such as Printf calls whose arguments do not align with the format string.|
This is an abridged list. See the full command reference for documentation of the compilers and more.