As others have said, it's the bitwise [inclusive] OR operator. More specifically, the operators are being used to create bit mask flags, which is a way of combining option constants based on bitwise arithmetic. For example, if you have option constants that are powers of two, like so:

`const ( red = 1 << iota // 1 (binary: 001) (2 to the power of 0) green // 2 (binary: 010) (2 to the power of 1) blue // 4 (binary: 100) (2 to the power of 2) ) `

Then you can combine them with the bitwise OR operator like so:

`const ( yellow = red | green // 3 (binary: 011) (1 + 2) purple = red | blue // 5 (binary: 101) (1 + 4) white = red | green | blue // 7 (binary: 111) (1 + 2 + 4) ) `

So it simply provides a way for you to combine option constants based on bitwise arithmetic, relying on the way that powers of two are represented in the binary number system; notice how the binary bits are combined when using the OR operator. (For more information, see this example in the C programming language.) So by combining the options in your example, you are simply allowing the service to accept stop, shutdown *and* pause and continue commands.