Skip to content
An opinionated Makefile for Go projects.
Makefile Go
Branch: master
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.


An opinionated Makefile for Go projects.

Use cases

  • How would you implement a building workflow using Go alongside other technologies?
  • Do you remember how to run the commands to check the test coverage of you Go project?


  • Download to your project:
curl -O
  • include in a new or existing Makefile;
  • Check Makefile.sample to see some examples on how to integrate with your own build workflow:
curl -O

How it works

GoMk defines default variables and targets for a Go project, to help maintain a healthy project. It also checks your current Go environment.

Predefined variables

  • APPBIN: name of the application, based on the repository name
  • GOSOURCES: all .go files inside the project repository
  • GOPKGS: all Go pkgs inside the project repository

NOTE: Check the file for other predefined variables that may conflict with other variables defined in your Makefile.

Predefined targets

  • gomkbuild: build the application binary, if there is one
  • gomkxbuild: build all cross-platform binaries, using gox
  • gomkclean: clean the project directory of the files produced by
  • gomkupdate: update your file
  • vet: run go tool vet in each source file
  • lint: run golint in each source file
  • fmt: run go fmt in the entire project
  • test: run go test for all pkgs in the project
  • race: run go test with race detection in all pkgs in the project
  • deps: install all deps needed by the project
  • cover: run tests with coverage report in all pkgs in the projects
  • printvars: print all variables defined in the Makefile

Godep support (optional)

  • savegodeps: save all deps with godep
  • restoregodeps: restore all deps with godep
  • updategodeps: update all deps with godep


  • Add targets for other tools
  • Add support for gb
You can’t perform that action at this time.