cargo-rustdoc - Build a package's documentation, using specified custom flags
cargo rustdoc [options] [
The specified target for the current package (or package specified by
provided) will be documented with the specified args being passed to the
final rustdoc invocation. Dependencies will not be documented as part of this
command. Note that rustdoc will still unconditionally receive arguments such
--crate-type, and the specified args will simply
be added to the rustdoc invocation.
See https://doc.rust-lang.org/rustdoc/index.html for documentation on rustdoc flags.
This command requires that only one target is being compiled when additional
arguments are provided. If more than one target is available for the current
package the filters of
--bin, etc, must be used to select which
target is compiled.
- Open the docs in a browser after building them. This will use your default
browser unless you define another one in the
BROWSERenvironment variable or use the
By default, the package in the current working directory is selected. The
flag can be used to choose a different package in a workspace.
- The package to document. See cargo-pkgid(1) for the SPEC format.
When no target selection options are given,
cargo rustdoc will document all
binary and library targets of the selected package. The binary will be skipped
if its name is the same as the lib target. Binaries are skipped if they have
required-features that are missing.
Passing target selection flags will document only the specified targets.
--bench flags also
support common Unix glob patterns like
. However, to avoid your
shell accidentally expanding glob patterns before Cargo handles them, you must
use single quotes or double quotes around each glob pattern.
- Document the package's library.
- Document the specified binary. This flag may be specified multiple times and supports common Unix glob patterns.
- Document all binary targets.
- Document the specified example. This flag may be specified multiple times and supports common Unix glob patterns.
- Document all example targets.
- Document the specified integration test. This flag may be specified multiple times and supports common Unix glob patterns.
- Document all targets in test mode that have the
test = truemanifest flag set. By default this includes the library and binaries built as unittests, and integration tests. Be aware that this will also build any required dependencies, so the lib target may be built twice (once as a unittest, and once as a dependency for binaries, integration tests, etc.). Targets may be enabled or disabled by setting the
testflag in the manifest settings for the target.
- Document the specified benchmark. This flag may be specified multiple times and supports common Unix glob patterns.
- Document all targets in benchmark mode that have the
bench = truemanifest flag set. By default this includes the library and binaries built as benchmarks, and bench targets. Be aware that this will also build any required dependencies, so the lib target may be built twice (once as a benchmark, and once as a dependency for binaries, benchmarks, etc.). Targets may be enabled or disabled by setting the
benchflag in the manifest settings for the target.
- Document all targets. This is equivalent to specifying
--lib --bins --tests --benches --examples.
The feature flags allow you to control which features are enabled. When no
feature options are given, the
default feature is activated for every
See the features documentation for more details.
- Space or comma separated list of features to activate. Features of workspace
members may be enabled with
package-name/feature-namesyntax. This flag may be specified multiple times, which enables all specified features.
- Activate all available features of all selected packages.
- Do not activate the
defaultfeature of the selected packages.
- Document for the given architecture. The default is the host architecture. The general format of the triple is
rustc --print target-listfor a list of supported targets. This flag may be specified multiple times.
This may also be specified with the
Note that specifying this flag makes Cargo run in a different mode where the target artifacts are placed in a separate directory. See the build cache documentation for more details.
- Document optimized artifacts with the
releaseprofile. See also the
--profileoption for choosing a specific profile by name.
- Document with the given profile. See the the reference for more details on profiles.
- Document the target even if the selected Rust compiler is older than the
required Rust version as configured in the project's
- Output information how long each compilation takes, and track concurrency
information over time. Accepts an optional comma-separated list of output
--timingswithout an argument will default to
--timings=html. Specifying an output format (rather than the default) is unstable and requires
-Zunstable-options. Valid output formats:
-Zunstable-options): Write a human-readable file
target/cargo-timingsdirectory with a report of the compilation. Also write a report to the same directory with a timestamp in the filename if you want to look at older runs. HTML output is suitable for human consumption only, and does not provide machine-readable timing data.
-Zunstable-options): Emit machine-readable JSON information about timing information.
- Directory for all generated artifacts and intermediate files. May also be
specified with the
CARGO_TARGET_DIRenvironment variable, or the
build.target-dirconfig value. Defaults to
targetin the root of the workspace.
- 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
- Do not print cargo log messages.
May also be specified with the
- 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
- The output format for diagnostic messages. Can be specified multiple times
and consists of comma-separated values. Valid values:
human(default): Display in a human-readable text format. Conflicts with
short: Emit shorter, human-readable text messages. Conflicts with
json: Emit JSON messages to stdout. See the reference for more details. Conflicts with
json-diagnostic-short: Ensure the
renderedfield of JSON messages contains the "short" rendering from rustc. Cannot be used with
json-diagnostic-rendered-ansi: Ensure the
renderedfield of JSON messages contains embedded ANSI color codes for respecting rustc's default color scheme. Cannot be used with
json-render-diagnostics: Instruct Cargo to not include rustc diagnostics in JSON messages printed, but instead Cargo itself should render the JSON diagnostics coming from rustc. Cargo's own JSON diagnostics and others coming from rustc are still emitted. Cannot be used with
- Path to the
Cargo.tomlfile. By default, Cargo searches for the
Cargo.tomlfile in the current directory or any parent directory.
- Either of these flags requires that the
Cargo.lockfile is up-to-date. If the lock file is missing, or it needs to be updated, Cargo will exit with an error. The
--frozenflag 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.lockfile is up-to-date (such as a CI build) or want to avoid network access.
- Prevents Cargo from accessing the network for any reason. Without this
flag, Cargo will stop with an error if it needs to access the network and
the network is not available. With this flag, Cargo will attempt to
proceed without the network if possible.
Beware that this may result in different dependency resolution than online mode. Cargo will restrict itself to crates that are downloaded locally, even if there might be a newer version as indicated in the local copy of the index. See the cargo-fetch(1) command to download dependencies before going offline.
May also be specified with the
- If Cargo has been installed with rustup, and the first argument to
+, it will be interpreted as a rustup toolchain name (such as
+nightly). See the rustup documentation for more information about how toolchain overrides work.
--configKEY=VALUE or PATH
- Overrides a Cargo configuration value. The argument should be in TOML syntax of
KEY=VALUE, or provided as a path to an extra configuration file. This flag may be specified multiple times. See the command-line overrides section for more information.
- Prints help information.
- Unstable (nightly-only) flags to Cargo. Run
cargo -Z helpfor details.
- Number of parallel jobs to run. May also be specified with the
build.jobsconfig value. Defaults to the number of logical CPUs. If negative, it sets the maximum number of parallel jobs to the number of logical CPUs plus provided value. Should not be 0.
- Build as many crates in the dependency graph as possible, rather than aborting
the build on the first one that fails to build. Unstable, requires
See the reference for details on environment variables that Cargo reads.
0: Cargo succeeded.
101: Cargo failed to complete.
Build documentation with custom CSS included from a given file:
cargo rustdoc --lib -- --extend-css extra.css