cargo-add(1)

NAME

cargo-add - Add dependencies to a Cargo.toml manifest file

SYNOPSIS

cargo add [options] crate...
cargo add [options] --path path
cargo add [options] --git url [crate...]

DESCRIPTION

This command can add or modify dependencies.

The source for the dependency can be specified with:

  • crate@version: Fetch from a registry with a version constraint of "version"
  • --path path: Fetch from the specified path
  • --git url: Pull from a git repo at url

If no source is specified, then a best effort will be made to select one, including:

  • Existing dependencies in other tables (like dev-dependencies)
  • Workspace members
  • Latest release in the registry

When you add a package that is already present, the existing entry will be updated with the flags specified.

OPTIONS

Source options

--git url
Git URL to add the specified crate from.
--branch branch
Branch to use when adding from git.
--tag tag
Tag to use when adding from git.
--rev sha
Specific commit to use when adding from git.
--path path
Filesystem path to local crate to add.
--registry registry
Name of the registry to use. Registry names are defined in Cargo config files. If not specified, the default registry is used, which is defined by the registry.default config key which defaults to crates-io.

Section options

--dev
Add as a development dependency.
--build
Add as a build dependency.
--target target
Add as a dependency to the given target platform.

Dependency options

--rename name
Rename the dependency.
--optional
Mark the dependency as optional.
--no-optional
Mark the dependency as required.
--no-default-features
Disable the default features.
--default-features
Re-enable the default features.
--features features
Space or comma separated list of features to activate. When adding multiple crates, the features for a specific crate may be enabled with package-name/feature-name syntax. This flag may be specified multiple times, which enables all specified features.

Display Options

-v
--verbose
Use verbose output. May be specified twice for "very verbose" output which includes extra output such as dependency warnings and build script output. May also be specified with the term.verbose config value.
-q
--quiet
Do not print cargo log messages. May also be specified with the term.quiet config value.
--color when
Control when colored output is used. Valid values:

  • auto (default): Automatically detect if color support is available on the terminal.
  • always: Always display colors.
  • never: Never display colors.

May also be specified with the term.color config value.

Manifest Options

--manifest-path path
Path to the Cargo.toml file. By default, Cargo searches for the Cargo.toml file in the current directory or any parent directory.

Common Options

+toolchain
If Cargo has been installed with rustup, and the first argument to cargo begins with +, it will be interpreted as a rustup toolchain name (such as +stable or +nightly). See the rustup documentation for more information about how toolchain overrides work.
-h
--help
Prints help information.
-Z flag
Unstable (nightly-only) flags to Cargo. Run cargo -Z help for details.

ENVIRONMENT

See the reference for details on environment variables that Cargo reads.

EXIT STATUS

  • 0: Cargo succeeded.
  • 101: Cargo failed to complete.

EXAMPLES

  1. Add regex as a dependency

    cargo add regex
    
  2. Add trybuild as a dev-dependency

    cargo add --dev trybuild
    
  3. Add an older version of nom as a dependency

    cargo add nom@5
    
  4. Add support for serializing data structures to json with derives

    cargo add serde serde_json -F serde/derive
    

SEE ALSO

cargo(1)