Cargo VS RustScan

Compare Cargo vs RustScan and see what are their differences.

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Cargo RustScan
123 12
8,373 6,287
3.7% 5.9%
9.8 2.1
4 days ago 26 days ago
Rust Rust
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Cargo. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-22.
  • Rust's problematic reliance on GitHub
    11 projects | | 22 May 2022
    You may be interested in the work on an HTTP based index,
  • Announcing Rust 1.61.0
    11 projects | | 19 May 2022
    Anybody knows when cargo-add will be distributed in stable cargo? Seems merged already.
    11 projects | | 19 May 2022
    I also just noticed a bug, which I reported here.
    11 projects | | 19 May 2022
    I created a feature request for the first thing.
  • Nix & Rust - cargo2nix 0.11.0 released
    4 projects | | 15 May 2022
    In this case the libary is cargo
  • Cargo - The Rust package manager
    1 project | | 13 May 2022
  • Supply Chain Thoughts
    3 projects | | 11 May 2022
    We might not need to reserve all typos. Soon cargo add will be in the stable release and we are hoping to have start suggesting it along with or in place of the Cargo.toml snippet. cargo-add could check for typos when you add a dependency. We could even check for registry squatting. If all else fails, we can check for security advisories when adding a crate.
  • Understanding the bin, sbin, usr/bin, usr/sbin split (2010)
    5 projects | | 11 May 2022
    There is no specific reason for a program that uses the XDG dirs on other unices to not use them on macOS, other than some idea that it's "alien".

    You can have ~/.config/. Nothing in macOS prevents you from having it. And so, some programs do. The worst thing that happens is that, instead of having one directoy ~/.foo you now have one directory ~/.config/foo and nothing else in ~/.config. But as soon as you add the second thing that uses ~/.config, you now have two directories in there instead of a second dotdirectory in ~.

    It's just that for a bunch of them the XDG path is only used if it exists - e.g. emacs predates the spec, so it uses ~/.emacs.d (and a few others) first.

    Cargo doesn't use the XDG paths at all, apparently - However it also needs a directory for binaries (~/.cargo/bin) and ~/.local/bin isn't actually in the spec at the moment (

  • my first nontrivial rust program compiled!
    1 project | | 7 May 2022
    Can I suggest using rustup ( to manage the rust tool chain and cargo (installed by rustup, but to manage builds and packages? It makes it much easier to handle projects especially with dependencies. The book ( outlines how to use it and some stuff for advancing with rust
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got a question? Ask here! (18/2022)!
    8 projects | | 3 May 2022
    The package in question was updated to v3.0 three weeks ago, at the same time as heron itself. Even when I explicitly define the dependency pointing at the git repo (which should find the package subdirectory):


Posts with mentions or reviews of RustScan. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-18.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Cargo and RustScan you can also consider the following projects:

masscan - TCP port scanner, spews SYN packets asynchronously, scanning entire Internet in under 5 minutes.

scapy - Scapy: the Python-based interactive packet manipulation program & library. Supports Python 2 & Python 3.

RustCMake - An example project showing usage of CMake with Rust

nuclei - Fast and customizable vulnerability scanner based on simple YAML based DSL.

wpscan - WPScan WordPress security scanner. Written for security professionals and blog maintainers to test the security of their WordPress websites.

netdiscover - Netdiscover, ARP Scanner (official repository)

Clippy - A bunch of lints to catch common mistakes and improve your Rust code

BloodHound - Six Degrees of Domain Admin

evillimiter-windows - Tool that limits bandwidth of devices on the same network without access.

cargo-outdated - A cargo subcommand for displaying when Rust dependencies are out of date - Source code for

opencv-rust - Rust bindings for OpenCV 3 & 4