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Go Standard Library Cookbook by Radomir Sohlich

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How it works…

Since Go 1.8, the Executable function from the os package is the preferred way of resolving the path of the executable. The Executable function returns the absolute path of the binary that is executed (unless the error is returned).

To resolve the directory from the binary path, the Dir from the filepath package is applied. The only pitfall of this is that the result could be the symlink or the path it pointed to.

To overcome this unstable behavior, the EvalSymlinks from the filepath package could be applied to the resultant path. With this hack, the returned value would be the real path of the binary.

The information about the directory where the binary is located could be obtained with the use of the Executable function in ...

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