Go read input from user with Scanf

In the example, we will show you how to read input from a user with Scanf in the Go language.

Go read input with Scanf

The Scanf function scans text read from standard input, storing successive space-separated values into successive arguments as determined by the format. It returns the number of items successfully scanned.

Let's create a file named go_example.go and add the following content to it:

package main

import "fmt"

func main() {

    var name string

    fmt.Print("Enter your name: ")
    fmt.Scanf("%s", &name)
    fmt.Println("Hello", name)


G:\GoLang\examples>go run go_example.go
Enter your name: John
Hello John

The example prompts the user to enter his name.