I want to change the color which in package import go defer in go-mode ,need a regex..these code only change the pacakge word color

    (defface my-font-lock-gokeyword-face
    `((t (:foreground "#ab4642"))) ;; change to desired color
    "Face for go keyword.")

    (font-lock-add-keywords 'go-mode
    ;; change to desired operator regex
    '(("package"  0 'my-font-lock-gokeyword-face)))

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    Do you want all keywords to be fontified differently, or only a subset?
    – Basil
    Commented Apr 4, 2021 at 16:40
  • The question remains unclear, so I've voted to close it.
    – phils
    Commented Jul 24, 2023 at 5:27
  • My best guess is that you simply want to M-x customize-face RET font-lock-keyword-face and change the colour of that pre-existing face to something you prefer.
    – phils
    Commented Jul 24, 2023 at 5:27

2 Answers 2


If you change "package" to "^package.*" I think it will match every line that starts with package to the end of the line. I don't know enough about go to know if that is always the right thing to do here.

  • thanks for your reply ,i update the comment. you can see this pic ,i think its better. Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 13:19
  • I don't get what you want. You just want the package word in another color than it already is? Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 18:19

If I understand correct, just add the other keywords to the list. Something like:

(font-lock-add-keywords 'go-mode
;; change to desired operator regex
'(("package"  0 'my-font-lock-gokeyword-face)
  ("go"  0 'my-font-lock-gokeyword-face)
  ("defer"  0 'my-font-lock-gokeyword-face)
  ("package"  0 'my-font-lock-gokeyword-face)))

I understood you want the same color for all four keywords, then this is fine. Otherwise you can change the faces to whatever color you want for the keywords.

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