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How to install Rust

30 Dec, 2022

Rust is a statically and strongly typed systems programming language for writing fast, safe, and concurrent software. Installing Rust is quite easy easy using rustup, which installs a toolchain containing The rustc compiler, cargo, Rust documentation, a copy of The Rust Book and some other utilities. Here is how to install the Rust toolchain on an Ubuntu operating system. The same installation process should apply to macOS and other Unix operating systems.


Run this command in a terminal:

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh

You will be prompted to choose the type of installation you want:

For starters, choose the default option: 1.

Congrats! You have installed Rust! Wasn't that fun? You should then run the following command to allow your current shell to recognize Rust commands:

source $HOME/.cargo/env

Testing your installation

You can test that your installation is working by running the following command to check the version of Rust you installed:

rustc --version

You should see your Rust version as thus:

You now have the complete Rust toolchain.

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