Hugo Modules - how to specify tags?

Hi there,

when using hugo modules i was wondering how the downloaded version of the modules is decided and if that information could be added into the documentation.


  • When having tags starting with “v” and then following SemVer then these are downloaded
  • When having tags in the SemVer format then these are not downloaded but a pseudo version instead (
  • I haven’t found a way to specific branches or tags

So what i think it does:

  • Get the semantically highest tag version beginning with “v”,
  • Get the semantically highest pre-release tag version beginning with “v”
  • Get the chronologically most recent pseudo-version

Since i don’t use “v” in my versions so far - is there no other way of specifying the tag?

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards, Uli

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