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bodyclose is a static analysis tool which checks whether res.Body is correctly closed.


You can get bodyclose by go get command.

$ go get -u

How to use

bodyclose run with go vet as below when Go is 1.12 and higher.

$ go vet -vettool=$(which bodyclose)
internal/httpclient/httpclient.go:13:13: response body must be closed

When Go is lower than 1.12, just run bodyclose command with the package name (import path).

But it cannot accept some options such as --tags.

$ bodyclose
~/go/src/ response body must be closed


bodyclose validates whether *net/http.Response of HTTP request calls method Body.Close() such as below code.

resp, err := http.Get("") // Wrong case
if err != nil {
	// handle error
body, err := ioutil.ReadAll(resp.Body)

This code is wrong. You must call resp.Body.Close when finished reading resp.Body.

resp, err := http.Get("")
if err != nil {
	// handle error
defer resp.Body.Close() // OK
body, err := ioutil.ReadAll(resp.Body)

In the GoDoc of Client.Do this rule is clearly described.

If you forget this sentence, a HTTP client cannot re-use a persistent TCP connection to the server for a subsequent "keep-alive" request.

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