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To index Go we use SourceGraph's LSIF indexer for Go. LSIF is a new format for tools to share information about code. Binary releases of lsif-go are available ffor x86 Linux which will work as Glean indexers. The LSIF indexer uses a recent (>1.15) version of Go.

Run the indexer​

The indexer is run via the main glean CLI tool.

> cabal build exe:glean

And index your Go repository with:

glean index go DIR --db NAME/INSTANCE


  • DIR is the root directory containing the Go project
  • name/hash is the name of the repository to create

Provide the usual --db-root and --schema or --service arguments to glean

In the shell​

Go source can also be indexed directly from the Glean shell:

:index go DIR

The shell will pick a DB name and hash for you based on DIR.


The schema is in glean/schema/source/lsif.angle