Set up

Installing Rust on your system.

Installing Rust

Setting up Rust

Quickly set up your Rust development environment:

👉   Install Rust

Alternatively, use the "Getting started" website:

👉   Rust - Getting started

When installing Rust, the recommended approach is to use rustup, a versatile tool that serves as both an installer and version manager for Rust.

With rustup, you gain access to a comprehensive toolset that enhances your Rust development experience. It includes rustc, the rust compiler responsible for translating your Rust code into executable binaries or libraries.

Cargo, another essential component, is the Rust package manager. It also simplifies dependency management, project building, testing, and more, serving as a valuable asset in your Rust workflow.

rustup also offers rustfmt and clippy. rustfmt is a source code formatter that ensures consistent and elegant formatting in your Rust codebase. On the other hand, clippy is a Rust linter that helps identify potential issues and provides helpful suggestions to improve your code.

So, everything starts with installing rustup.

On macOS, Linux, or another Unix-like OS, to download rustup and install Rust, run the following in your terminal, then follow the on-screen instructions.

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

Was the installation successful?

Open a new shell and type the following:

rustc --version

If there is a meaningful output displaying rustc <version> then the installation was successful.

Updating Rust

Rust updates very frequently. If you have installed Rustup some time ago, chances are your Rust version is out of date. Get the latest version of Rust by running:

rustup update