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Install Rust and Cargo

Posted on:January 5, 2024 at 08:00 AM (1 min read)

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Rust language installation

For my rust learning, I’m using rustup to install rust and its toolschain e.g. Cargo

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf | sh

To update rust, simply running following commands

rustup upgrade

What is Cargo ?

Cargo is pacakge manager (just like NPM to NodeJS)

Install cargo package

cargo install cargo-edit
cargo install cargo-watch
cargo install cargo-audit

How to use Cargo package manager

# Init application <name>
cargo init <name>

# Build and run app
cargo run

# Watch for changes and rebuild
cargo watch

# Run tests
cargo test

# Build a release without debug info
cargo build --release

# Add/Remove package <pkg> to app
cargo add <pkg>
cargo rm <pkg>

Bonus, Add Tokio to the app (Tokio is an asynchronous runtime for Rust)

cargo add tokio