Gow is a utility tool designed for Go developers to streamline the development process. It simplifies the task of monitoring Go source files for changes and automatically restarting the application whenever modifications are detected. This eliminates the need for manual stopping and restarting of the application during development, saving time and effort.
When you run Gow in your project directory, it continuously monitors the Go source files for any modifications. As soon as a change is detected, Gow automatically restarts the application, ensuring that the latest code changes take effect without the developer needing to intervene.
This functionality is particularly useful during the development phase, as it enables developers to focus on writing code without the interruption of manually restarting the application after each change. It helps to maintain a smooth and efficient workflow, allowing developers to iterate quickly and see the impact of their code modifications in real-time.
gow Command Examples
1. Start and watch the current directory:
# gow run .
2. Start the application with the specified arguments:
# gow run . [argument1 argument2 ...]
3. Watch subdirectories in verbose mode:
# gow -v -w=[path/to/directory1,path/to/directory2,...] run .
4. Watch the specified file extensions:
# gow -e=[go,html] run .
5. Display help:
# gow -h