The binaries built will be archived together with the README and LICENSE files into a tar.gz file. In the archive section you can customize the archive name, additional files, and format.

Here is a commented archive section with all fields specified:

# .goreleaser.yml
  # Archive name template.
  # Defaults:
  # - if format is `tar.gz`, `gz` or `zip`:
  #   - `{{ .ProjectName }}_{{ .Version }}_{{ .Os }}_{{ .Arch }}{{ if .Arm }}v{{ .Arm }}{{ end }}`
  # - if format is `binary`:
  #   - `{{ .Binary }}_{{ .Version }}_{{ .Os }}_{{ .Arch }}{{ if .Arm }}v{{ .Arm }}{{ end }}`
  name_template: "{{ .ProjectName }}_{{ .Version }}_{{ .Os }}_{{ .Arch }}"

  # Replacements for GOOS and GOARCH in the archive name.
  # Keys should be valid GOOSs or GOARCHs.
  # Values are the respective replacements.
  # Default is empty.
    amd64: 64-bit
    386: 32-bit
    darwin: macOS
    linux: Tux

  # Set to true, if you want all files in the archive to be in a single directory.
  # If set to true and you extract the archive 'goreleaser_Linux_arm64.tar.gz',
  # you get a folder 'goreleaser_Linux_arm64'.
  # If set to false, all files are extracted separately.
  # You can also set it to a custom folder name (templating is supported).
  # Default is false.
  wrap_in_directory: true

  # Archive format. Valid options are `tar.gz`, `gz`, `zip` and `binary`.
  # If format is `binary`, no archives are created and the binaries are instead
  # uploaded directly.
  # Default is `tar.gz`.
  format: zip

  # Can be used to change the archive formats for specific GOOSs.
  # Most common use case is to archive as zip on Windows.
  # Default is empty.
    - goos: windows
      format: zip

  # Additional files/globs you want to add to the archive.
  # Defaults are any files matching `LICENCE*`, `LICENSE*`,
  # `README*` and `CHANGELOG*` (case-insensitive).
    - LICENSE.txt
    - docs/*
    - design/*.png
    - templates/**/*

Learn more about the name template engine.

You can add entire folders, its subfolders and files by using the glob notation, for example: myfolder/**/*.

Packaging only the binaries

Since GoReleaser will always add the README and LICENSE files to the archive if the file list is empty, you’ll need to provide a filled files on the archive section.

A working hack is to use something like this:

# goreleaser.yml
  - none*

This would add all files matching the glob none*, provide that you don’t have any files matching that glob, only the binary will be added to the archive.

For more information, check #602

A note about Gzip

Gzip is a compression-only format, therefore, it couldn’t have more than one file inside.

Presumably, you’ll want that file to be the binary, so, your archive section will probably look like this:

# goreleaser.yml
  format: gz
  - none*

This should create .gz files with the binaries only, which should be extracted with something like gzip -d file.gz.

Multiple builds will also not work in this case and will be handled on #705.

Last updated by Carlos Alexandro Becker on February 7, 2019.