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This tool extends Cargo to allow you to add, remove, and upgrade dependencies by modifying your
Cargo.toml file from the command line.
Currently available subcommands:
Thanks for your interest - we gratefully welcome contributions.
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cargo-edit has a moderately comprehensive test suite. Contributions that add/improve tests are awesome. Please add tests for every change.
Ensure that you have a fairly recent version of rust/cargo installed. On Ubuntu you would also need to install
$ cargo install cargo-edit
cargo's documentation to learn how
cargo install works and how to set up your system so it finds binaries installed by
Install a sub-set of the commands with
cargo install -f --no-default-features --features "<COMMANDS>", where
<COMMANDS> is a space-separated list of commands; i.e.
add rm upgrade for the full set.
Add new dependencies to your
Cargo.toml. When no version is specified,
cargo add will try to query the latest version's number from crates.io.
$ # Add a specific version $ cargo add email@example.com --dev $ # Query the latest version from crates.io and adds it as build dependency $ cargo add gcc --build $ # Add a non-crates.io crate $ cargo add local_experiment --path=lib/trial-and-error/ $ # Add a non-crates.io crate; the crate name will be found automatically $ cargo add lib/trial-and-error/ $ # Add a crates.io crate with a local development path $ cargo add my_helper --vers=1.3.1 --path=lib/my-helper/ $ # Add a renamed dependency $ cargo add thiserror --rename error
$ cargo add -h cargo-add Add dependency to a Cargo.toml manifest file USAGE: cargo add [FLAGS] [OPTIONS] <crate>... FLAGS: --allow-prerelease Include prerelease versions when fetching from crates.io (e.g. '0.6.0-alpha') -B, --build Add crate as build dependency -D, --dev Add crate as development dependency -h, --help Prints help information --no-default-features Set `default-features = false` for the added dependency --offline Run without accessing the network --optional Add as an optional dependency (for use in features) -q, --quiet Do not print any output in case of success -s, --sort Keep dependencies sorted -V, --version Prints version information OPTIONS: --branch <branch> Specify a git branch to download the crate from --features <features>... Space-separated list of features to add. For an alternative approach to enabling features, consider installing the `cargo-feature` utility --git <uri> Specify a git repository to download the crate from --manifest-path <path> Path to the manifest to add a dependency to --path <path> Specify the path the crate should be loaded from -p, --package <pkgid> Package id of the crate to add this dependency to --registry <registry> Registry to use -r, --rename <rename> Rename a dependency in Cargo.toml, https://doc.rust- lang.org/cargo/reference/specifying- dependencies.html#renaming-dependencies-in-cargotoml Only works when specifying a single dependency --target <target> Add as dependency to the given target platform --upgrade <method> Choose method of semantic version upgrade. Must be one of "none" (exact version, `=` modifier), "patch" (`~` modifier), "minor" (`^` modifier), "all" (`>=`), or "default" (no modifier) [default: default] [possible values: none, patch, minor, all, default] --vers <uri> Specify the version to grab from the registry(crates.io). You can also specify version as part of name, e.g `cargo add firstname.lastname@example.org` ARGS: <crate>... Crates to be added This command allows you to add a dependency to a Cargo.toml manifest file. If <crate> is a github or gitlab repository URL, or a local path, `cargo add` will try to automatically get the crate name and set the appropriate `--git` or `--path` value. Please note that Cargo treats versions like '1.2.3' as '^1.2.3' (and that '^1.2.3' is specified as '>=1.2.3 and <2.0.0'). By default, `cargo add` will use this format, as it is the one that the crates.io registry suggests. One goal of `cargo add` is to prevent you from using wildcard dependencies (version set to '*').
Remove dependencies from your
$ # Remove a dependency $ cargo rm regex $ # Remove a development dependency $ cargo rm regex --dev $ # Remove a build dependency $ cargo rm regex --build
$ cargo rm -h cargo-rm Remove a dependency from a Cargo.toml manifest file USAGE: cargo rm [FLAGS] [OPTIONS] <crates>... FLAGS: -B, --build Remove crate as build dependency -D, --dev Remove crate as development dependency -h, --help Prints help information -q, --quiet Do not print any output in case of success -V, --version Prints version information OPTIONS: --manifest-path <path> Path to the manifest to remove a dependency from -p, --package <package> Specify the package in the workspace to add a dependency to (see `cargo help pkgid`) ARGS: <crates>... Crates to be removed
Upgrade dependencies in your
Cargo.toml to their latest versions.
To specify a version to upgrade to, provide the dependencies in the
<crate name>@<version> format,
cargo upgrade docopt@~0.9.0 serde@>=0.9,<2.0.
This command differs from
cargo update, which updates the dependency versions recorded in the
local lock file (Cargo.lock).
# Upgrade all dependencies for the current crate $ cargo upgrade # Upgrade docopt (to ~0.9) and serde (to >=0.9,<2.0) $ cargo upgrade docopt@~0.9 serde@>=0.9,<2.0 # Upgrade regex (to the latest version) across all crates in the workspace $ cargo upgrade regex --workspace
$ cargo upgrade -h cargo-upgrade Upgrade dependencies as specified in the local manifest file (i.e. Cargo.toml) USAGE: cargo upgrade [FLAGS] [OPTIONS] [dependency]... FLAGS: --workspace Upgrade all packages in the workspace --allow-prerelease Include prerelease versions when fetching from crates.io (e.g. 0.6.0-alpha') --dry-run Print changes to be made without making them -h, --help Prints help information --offline Run without accessing the network --skip-compatible Only update a dependency if the new version is semver incompatible --to-lockfile Upgrade all packages to the version in the lockfile -V, --version Prints version information OPTIONS: --manifest-path <path> Path to the manifest to upgrade -p, --package <package> Specify the package in the workspace to add a dependency to (see `cargo help pkgid`) ARGS: <dependency>... Crates to be upgraded This command differs from `cargo update`, which updates the dependency versions recorded in the local lock file (Cargo.lock). If `<dependency>`(s) are provided, only the specified dependencies will be upgraded. The version to upgrade to for each can be specified with e.g. `email@example.com` or `serde@>=0.9,<2.0`. Dev, build, and all target dependencies will also be upgraded. Only dependencies from crates.io are supported. Git/path dependencies will be ignored. All packages in the workspace will be upgraded if the `--workspace` flag is supplied. The `--workspace` flag may be supplied in the presence of a virtual manifest. If the '--to-lockfile' flag is supplied, all dependencies will be upgraded to the currently locked version as recorded in the Cargo.lock file. This flag requires that the Cargo.lock file is up-to-date. If the lock file is missing, or it needs to be updated, cargo-upgrade will exit with an error. If the '--to-lockfile' flag is supplied then the network won't be accessed.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the cargo-edit README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.