cargo locate-project


cargo-locate-project - Print a JSON representation of a Cargo.toml file's location


cargo locate-project [OPTIONS]


This command will print a JSON object to stdout with the full path to the Cargo.toml manifest.

See also cargo-metadata(1) which is capable of returning the path to a workspace root.


Display Options


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.


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

--manifest-path PATH

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

Common Options


Prints help information.


Unstable (nightly-only) flags to Cargo. Run cargo -Z help for details.


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

Exit Status


Cargo succeeded.


Cargo failed to complete.


  1. Display the path to the manifest based on the current directory:

    cargo locate-project