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Staticcheck – Installation

Installing Staticcheck

tl;dr

Install honnef.co/go/tools/cmd/staticcheck@latest.

From source

Beginning with Go 1.16, 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. Instead of @latest, you can also use a specific version, such as @2020.2.1.

If you'd like to be notified of new releases, you can use GitHub's Releases only watches.

Binary releases

We publish binary releases for the most common operating systems and CPU architectures. These can be downloaded from GitHub.

Distribution packages

Many package managers include Staticcheck, allowing you to install it with your usual commands, such as apt install. Note, however, that you might not always get the latest version in a timely manner.

What follows is a non-exhaustive list of the package names in various package repositories.

Arch Linux
staticcheck
Debian
golang-honnef-go-tools-dev
Fedora
golang-honnef-tools
Homebrew
staticcheck
MacPorts
staticcheck
NixOS
go-tools