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This is a Vim plugin that provides Rust file detection, syntax highlighting, formatting, Syntastic integration, and more. It requires Vim 8 or higher for full functionality. Some things may not work on earlier versions.
Use one of the following package managers:
- Vim8 packages:
git clone https://github.com/rust-lang/rust.vim ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start/rust.vim
$ vim +PluginInstall +qall
- Note: Vundle will not automatically detect Rust files properly if
filetype onis executed before Vundle. Please check the quickstart for more details. Errors such as
Not an editor command: RustFmtmay occur if Vundle is misconfigured with this plugin.
git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/rust-lang/rust.vim.git ~/.vim/bundle/rust.vim
$ vim +PlugInstall +qall
- Re-open vim or execute
Error checking with Syntastic
rust.vim automatically registers
cargo as a syntax checker with
Syntastic, if nothing else is specified. See
for more details.
Source browsing with Tagbar
The installation of Tagbar along with Universal Ctags is recommended
for a good Tagbar experience. For other kinds of setups,
rust.vim tries to
configure Tagbar to some degree.
Formatting with rustfmt
:RustFmt command will format your code with
rustfmt if installed.
let g:rustfmt_autosave = 1 in your
enable automatic running of
:RustFmt when you save a buffer.
:help :RustFmt for further formatting help and customization
Note: This feature requires webapi-vim to be installed.
:RustPlay command will send the current selection, or if
nothing is selected the current buffer, to the Rust playpen.
If you set g:rust_clip_command RustPlay will copy the url to the clipboard.
let g:rust_clip_command = 'pbcopy'
let g:rust_clip_command = 'xclip -selection clipboard'
Running a test under cursor
In cargo project, the
:RustTest command will run a test under the cursor.
This is useful when your project is bigger and running all tests take longer time.
Further help can be found in the documentation with
Detailed help can be found in the documentation with
:help helptags) need to be generated for this plugin
in order to navigate the help. Most plugin managers will do this
automatically, but check their documentation if that is not the case.
Like Rust, rust.vim is primarily distributed under the terms of both the MIT license and the Apache License (Version 2.0). See LICENSE-APACHE and LICENSE-MIT for details.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the rust.vim README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.