Beginning with Go 1.17, the simplest way of installing Staticcheck is by running
go install honnef.co/go/tools/cmd/staticcheck@latest.
This will install the latest version of Staticcheck to
$GOPATH/bin. To find out where
$GOPATH is, run
go env GOPATH.
@latest, you can also use a specific version, such as
If you’d like to be notified of new releases, you can use GitHub’s Releases only watches.
We publish binary releases for the most common operating systems and CPU architectures. These can be downloaded from GitHub.
Many package managers include Staticcheck, allowing you to install it with your usual commands, such as
Note, however, that you might not always get new releases in a timely manner.
What follows is a non-exhaustive list of the package names in various package repositories.
staticcheck command works much like
go build or
go vet do.
It supports all of the same package patterns.
staticcheck . will check the current package, and
staticcheck ./... will check all packages.
For more details on specifying packages to check, see
go help packages.
Therefore, to start using Staticcheck, just run it on your code:
It will print any issues it finds, or nothing at all if your code is squeaky clean.
Read the Running Staticcheck articles to learn more about running Staticcheck.