Using Renovate to manage updates to go install commands

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As mentioned in Using Renovate to manage updates to golangci-lint versions, Renovate is great for managing your dependency updates.

By using the custom regex manager, we can craft the following Renovate configuration:

  "$schema": "",
  "regexManagers": [
      "fileMatch": [
      "matchStrings": [
        "go install (?<depName>[^@]+?)@(?<currentValue>[0-9.-a-zA-Z]+)"
      "datasourceTemplate": "go"

This then allows us to take commands such as:

go install

Note that this will not try and update dependencies that aren't pointing to tags, such as @latest, @HEAD or pointing to a Git SHA.

Note This doesn't currently work for anything go installing a non-module import

Written by Jamie Tanna's profile image Jamie Tanna on , and last updated on .

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