009: Set variables at build time with -LDFLAGS

I talk about how I'm using the -LDFLAGS to inject variables value at build time so it's easier to grab the exact Git commit hash that user are using when reporting issues.
Usage of -ldflags:

go build -ldflags "-X main.varName=from_build" -o mycli

Inside your code:

var varName string

func main() {
  fmt.Println(varName) // prints "from_build"

Here's what I'm using for StaticBackend -v flag:

go build -ldflags \ 
"-X github.com/staticbackendhq/core/config.BuildTime=$(shell date +'%Y-%m-%d.%H:%M:%S') \
-X github.com/staticbackendhq/core/config.CommitHash=$(shell git log --pretty=format:'%h' -n 1) \
-X github.com/staticbackendhq/core/config.Version=$(shell git describe --tags)" \
-o staticbackend


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Dominic St-Pierre
Dominic St-Pierre
Go system builder - entrepreneur. I've been writing software systems since 2001. I love SaaS, building since 2008.
009: Set variables at build time with -LDFLAGS
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