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Module Dependencies

Modules can call each other. To add a dependency to your module, you can use dagger install, as in the following example:

dagger install

This module will be added to your dagger.json:

"dependencies": [
"name": "hello",
"source": ""

You can also use local modules as dependencies. However, they must be stored in a sub-directory of your module. For example:

dagger install ./path/to/module

When you add a dependency to your module with dagger install, the dependent module will be added to the code-generation routines and can be accessed from your own module's code.

The entrypoint to accessing dependent modules from your own module's code is dag, the Dagger client, which is pre-initialized. It contains all the core types (like Container, Directory, etc.), as well as bindings to any dependencies your module has declared.

Here is an example of accessing the installed helloWorld module from your own module's code:

func (m *MyModule) Greeting(ctx context.Context) (string, error) {
return dag.HelloWorld().Message(ctx)