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cargo-install: Install a Rust binary


cargo-install - Install a Rust binary


cargo install [OPTIONS] <CRATE>

cargo install [OPTIONS] --list


Install a Rust binary

This command manages Cargo's local set of install binary crates. Only packages which have [[bin]] targets can be installed, and all binaries are installed into the installation root's bin folder. The installation root is determined, in order of precedence, by --root, $CARGO_INSTALL_ROOT, the install.root configuration key, and finally the home directory (which is either $CARGO_HOME if set or $HOME/.cargo by default).

There are multiple sources from which a crate can be installed. The default location is but the --git and --path flags can change this source. If the source contains more than one package (such as or a git repository with multiple crates) the argument is required to indicate which crate should be installed.

Crates from can optionally specify the version they wish to install via the --vers flags, and similarly packages from git repositories can optionally specify the branch, tag, or revision that should be installed. If a crate has multiple binaries, the --bin argument can selectively install only one of them, and if you'd rather install examples the --example argument can be used as well.

As a special convenience, omitting the <crate> specification entirely will install the crate in the current directory. That is, install is equivalent to the more explicit "install --path .".

The --list option will list all installed packages (and their versions).


Query options

List all installed packages (and their versions).

Specifying what crate to install

--vers VERS
Specify a version to install from
--git URL
Git URL to install the specified crate from.
--branch BRANCH
Branch to use when installing from git.
--tag TAG
Tag to use when installing from git.
--rev SHA
Specific commit to use when installing from git.
--path PATH
Filesystem path to local crate to install.

Built and install options

-h, --help
Print this message.
-j N, --jobs N
Number of parallel jobs, defaults to # of CPUs.
--features FEATURES
Space-separated list of features to activate.
Build all available features.
-f, --force
Force overwriting existing crates or binaries
Do not build the default feature.
Build in debug mode instead of release mode.
--bin NAME
Only install the binary NAME.
--example EXAMPLE
Install the example EXAMPLE instead of binaries.
--root DIR
Directory to install packages into.
-v, --verbose
Use verbose output.
-q, --quiet
No output printed to stdout.
--color WHEN
Coloring: auto, always, never.


This work is dual-licensed under Apache 2.0 and MIT terms. See COPYRIGHT file in the cargo source distribution.


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