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Go Get Dependencies

An unopinionated Go dependency installer, this script searches for dependencies of your Go project and installs them via go get. It is meant to be run from your project's directory. Test dependencies are also installed. Unlike standard Go tools, go-get-dependencies is agnostic to your project's location on the filesystem and its organization.


The standard code organization prescribed by go tool requires having the actual project code several levels deep into the filesystem, and also requires having a "Go workspace" under which all Go code is stored. While I can see how this might make sense for companies working primarily or exclusively in Go, I organize my code differently: all of my projects are under ~/apps and very few of them are written in Go. For ease of access I do want all of the projects to be two levels down from the home directory (~).

go-get-dependencies is a tool which installs Go dependencies without caring about the project structure or what GOPATH is set to in relation to the project's location. It just installs the dependencies.


Download go-get-deps from GitHub and place it somewhere on your PATH.

To build a Go project using go-get-deps, you could run:

# Anywhere on the filesystem is fine
export GOPATH=/tmp/gopath


python go-get-deps

go build project.go

How It Works

go-get-dependencies looks for *.go files in the current directory and subdirectories. In each Go file the script looks for the first import ( ... ) block. For each import in that block, it then checks whether the import starts with what appears to be a domain name (xxx.yyy, something with a dot). Such imports are collected and go-got.


Import matching is somewhat rudimentary. If this script does not work, go fmt your code and try again.


Released under the MIT license.


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