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Example Makefile for Go projects

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Example project for the Makefile explained in A Good Makefile for Go blog post.


Run following commands to try it out:

  • git clone https://github.com/azer/go-makefile-example.git
  • cd go-makefile-example
  • go get github.com/azer/yolo (needed for file watch)
  • make install
  • make start

It should now be running at :7777 (defined in

file). You can try making a change and see how the server will get recompiled and restarted automatically.



make help
to list available commands:
  λ  make help

Choose a command run in go-makefile-example:

install Install missing dependencies. Runs go get internally. e.g; make install get=github.com/foo/bar start Start in development mode. Auto-starts when code changes. stop Stop development mode. watch Run given command when code changes. e.g; make watch run="echo 'hey'" compile Compile the binary. exec Run given command, wrapped with custom GOPATH. e.g; make exec run="go test ./..." clean Clean build files. Runs go clean internally.

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