cargo

NAME

cargo - The Rust package manager

SYNOPSIS

cargo [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]
cargo [OPTIONS] --version
cargo [OPTIONS] --list
cargo [OPTIONS] --help
cargo [OPTIONS] --explain CODE

DESCRIPTION

This program is a package manager and build tool for the Rust language, available at http://rust-lang.org.

COMMANDS

Build Commands

cargo-bench(1)

Execute benchmarks of a package.

cargo-build(1)

Compile a package.

cargo-check(1)

Check a local package and all of its dependencies for errors.

cargo-clean(1)

Remove artifacts that Cargo has generated in the past.

cargo-doc(1)

Build a package’s documentation.

cargo-fetch(1)

Fetch dependencies of a package from the network.

cargo-fix(1)

Automatically fix lint warnings reported by rustc.

cargo-run(1)

Run a binary of the local package.

cargo-rustc(1)

Compile a package, and pass extra options to the compiler.

cargo-rustdoc(1)

Build a package’s documentation, using specified custom flags.

cargo-test(1)

Execute unit and integration tests of a package.

Manifest Commands

cargo-generate-lockfile(1)

Generate Cargo.lock for a project.

cargo-locate-project(1)

Print a JSON representation of a Cargo.toml file’s location.

cargo-metadata(1)

Output the resolved dependencies of a package, the concrete used versions including overrides, in machine-readable format.

cargo-pkgid(1)

Print a fully qualified package specification.

cargo-update(1)

Update dependencies as recorded in the local lock file.

cargo-verify-project(1)

Check correctness of crate manifest.

Package Commands

cargo-init(1)

Create a new Cargo package in an existing directory.

cargo-install(1)

Build and install a Rust binary.

cargo-new(1)

Create a new Cargo package.

cargo-search(1)

Search packages in crates.io.

cargo-uninstall(1)

Remove a Rust binary.

Publishing Commands

cargo-login(1)

Save an API token from the registry locally.

cargo-owner(1)

Manage the owners of a crate on the registry.

cargo-package(1)

Assemble the local package into a distributable tarball.

cargo-publish(1)

Upload a package to the registry.

cargo-yank(1)

Remove a pushed crate from the index.

General Commands

cargo-help(1)

Display help information about Cargo.

cargo-version(1)

Show version information.

OPTIONS

Special Options

-V
--version

Print version info and exit. If used with --verbose, prints extra information.

--list

List all installed Cargo subcommands. If used with --verbose, prints extra information.

--explain CODE

Run rustc --explain CODE which will print out a detailed explanation of an error message (for example, E0004).

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

No output printed to stdout.

--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

--frozen
--locked

Either of these flags requires that the Cargo.lock file is up-to-date. If the lock file is missing, or it needs to be updated, Cargo will exit with an error. The --frozen flag also prevents Cargo from attempting to access the network to determine if it is out-of-date.

These may be used in environments where you want to assert that the Cargo.lock file is up-to-date (such as a CI build) or want to avoid network access.

Common Options

-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.

FILES

~/.cargo/

Default location for Cargo’s "home" directory where it stores various files. The location can be changed with the CARGO_HOME environment variable.

$CARGO_HOME/bin/

Binaries installed by cargo-install(1) will be located here. If using rustup, executables distributed with Rust are also located here.

$CARGO_HOME/config

The global configuration file. See the reference for more information about configuration files.

.cargo/config

Cargo automatically searches for a file named .cargo/config in the current directory, and all parent directories. These configuration files will be merged with the global configuration file.

$CARGO_HOME/credentials

Private authentication information for logging in to a registry.

$CARGO_HOME/registry/

This directory contains cached downloads of the registry index and any downloaded dependencies.

$CARGO_HOME/git/

This directory contains cached downloads of git dependencies.

EXAMPLES

  1. Build a local package and all of its dependencies:

    cargo build
  2. Build a package with optimizations:

    cargo build --release
  3. Run tests for a cross-compiled target:

    cargo test --target i686-unknown-linux-gnu
  4. Create a new package that builds an executable:

    cargo new foobar
  5. Create a package in the current directory:

    mkdir foo && cd foo
    cargo init .
  6. Learn about a command’s options and usage:

    cargo help clean

SEE ALSO