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Unhandled error

Reports calls to functions and methods that do not handle the call result of the error type.

An API of such functions imply that their execution might finish unsuccessfully and they would return an error. Calls that do not handle the error result could be an indication of the API misuse.


os.Remove("non-existing") // error is ignored

After the Handle error quick-fix is applied:

err := os.Remove("non-existing") // error is handled if err != nil { return err }

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Go | Probable bugs

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Unhandled error inspection, and the reference of their default values.




By default bundled with

GoLand 2024.1, Qodana for Go 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin


Last modified: 18 June 2024