Comparing Cobra to Alternatives

Let's install Cobra and learn how Cobra can be used either as a library or as an application generator.

We will compare Cobra with some alternatives ways to parse command-line programs including the built-in ways Go provides as well as other third-party command-line parsing solutions.

Installing Cobra

First, we need to install Cobra. The official instructions recommend using the following command:

go get -u

Unfortunately, this hangs indefinitely for me using Go 1.13.1. However, this command works:

go get -u

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