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
before:
  hooks:
  - make clean
  - go generate ./...
  - go mod download

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.

Last updated by Carlos Alexandro Becker on November 7, 2018.