Language My Go Tutorial


Building Go Applications for Different Operating Systems and Architectures On One Computer.

To run a build for a different platform, we simply set the GOOS and GOARCH environment variables (for the operating system and architecture, respectively) and invoke "go build"

When you run a command like go build, Go uses the current platform’s GOOS and GOARCH to determine how to build the binary. To find out what combination your platform is, you can use the go env command and pass GOOS and GOARCH as arguments:


If you are not using a Windows system, build a windows binary of app by setting the GOOS environment variable to windows when running the go build command:

GOOS=windows go build

To find this list of possible platforms, run the following:

go tool dist list

A list of GOOS/GOARCH supported by go out of the box

  • darwin/386
  • darwin/amd64
  • linux/386
  • linux/amd64
  • linux/arm
  • linux/arm64
  • windows/386
  • windows/amd64