Global Hooks

Some builds may need pre-build steps before building, e.g. go generate. The before section allows for global hooks which will be executed before the build is started.

The configuration is very simple, here is a complete example:

# .goreleaser.yml
  # Templates for the commands to be ran.
  - make clean
  - go generate ./...
  - go mod tidy
  - touch {{ .Env.FILE_TO_TOUCH }}

If any of the hooks fails the build process is aborted.

It is important to note that you can't have "complex" commands, like bash -c "echo foo bar" or foo | bar or anything like that. If you need to do things that are more complex than just calling a command with some attributes, wrap it in a shell script or into your Makefile.


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