Installation

Rustup

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

πŸ“– 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.

πŸ“– 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.

πŸ’‘ More information can be found on the Github page of Rustup project.

For Mac and Linux Users

curl https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh

For Windows Users

Download rustup-init.exe from www.rustup.rs 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.

After installing Rust you can check the current version by typing rustc --version or rustc -V on your terminal to verify the success of the installation.

πŸ’‘ When a new Rust version released, use rustup update command to update Rust ecosystem.