There are many ways to install Rust on your system. For the moment the official way to install Rust is using Rustup.

📖 Rustup installs The Rust Programming Language from the official release channels, enabling you to easily switch between stable, beta, and nightly compilers and keep them updated. It makes cross-compiling simpler with binary builds of the standard library for common platforms.

📖 Rustup installs rustc, cargo, rustup and other standard tools to Cargo’s bin directory. On Unix it is located at $HOME/.cargo/bin and on Windows at %USERPROFILE%\.cargo\bin. This is the same directory that cargo install will install Rust programs and Cargo plugins.

💡 More information can be found on the Github page of Rustup project.

For Mac and Linux Users

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

For Windows Users

Download rustup-init.exe from and run.

⭐ If you are on Microsoft Windows, you have to install Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 or higher, which requires an additional 3–4 GBs.

Before going to the next…

  • To verify the current Rust version, use the rustc --version or rustc -V command.
  • Rust ships releases on six week cycles. When a new Rust version released, use the rustup update command to update the Rust ecosystem.
  • To open the offline Rust documentation, use the rustup doc command. For more rustup commands, check the rustup -h command.