Saturday, I am sitting at a Starbucks in Bangalore, trying my hands on a Golang project. I come across this argument
The go cli help says:
The -d flag instructs get to stop after downloading the packages; that is, it instructs get not to install the packages.
Wonderful! So, if you just want to download the golang project for the sake of contributing, you can use:
go get -d k8s.io/kubernetes
… and it will download the package for you, after which you can start working on the project.