hugo builds your site


hugo is the main command, used to build your Hugo site.

Hugo is a Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator built with love by spf13 and friends in Go.

Complete documentation is available at



  -b, --baseURL="": hostname (and path) to the root, e.g.
  -D, --buildDrafts[=false]: include content marked as draft
  -F, --buildFuture[=false]: include content with publishdate in the future
      --cacheDir="": filesystem path to cache directory. Defaults: $TMPDIR/hugo_cache/
      --canonifyURLs[=false]: if true, all relative URLs will be canonicalized using baseURL
      --config="": config file (default is path/config.yaml|json|toml)
  -d, --destination="": filesystem path to write files to
      --disableRSS[=false]: Do not build RSS files
      --disableSitemap[=false]: Do not build Sitemap file
      --editor="": edit new content with this editor, if provided
      --ignoreCache[=false]: Ignores the cache directory for reading but still writes to it
      --log[=false]: Enable Logging
      --logFile="": Log File path (if set, logging enabled automatically)
      --noTimes[=false]: Don't sync modification time of files
      --pluralizeListTitles[=true]: Pluralize titles in lists using inflect
      --preserveTaxonomyNames[=false]: Preserve taxonomy names as written ("Gérard Depardieu" vs "gerard-depardieu")
  -s, --source="": filesystem path to read files relative from
      --stepAnalysis[=false]: display memory and timing of different steps of the program
  -t, --theme="": theme to use (located in /doc/themes/THEMENAME/)
      --uglyURLs[=false]: if true, use /filename.html instead of /filename/
  -v, --verbose[=false]: verbose output
      --verboseLog[=false]: verbose logging
  -w, --watch[=false]: watch filesystem for changes and recreate as needed


  • hugo benchmark - Benchmark hugo by building a site a number of times.
  • hugo check - Check content in the source directory
  • hugo config - Print the site configuration
  • hugo convert - Convert your content to different formats
  • hugo gen - A collection of several useful generators.
  • hugo import - Import your site from others.
  • hugo list - Listing out various types of content
  • hugo new - Create new content for your site
  • hugo server - A high performance webserver
  • hugo undraft - Undraft changes the content’s draft status from ‘True’ to ‘False’
  • hugo version - Print the version number of Hugo
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