What are some useful tools for Rust?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on /r/rust

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  • bacon

    background rust code check


  • just

    🤖 Just a command runner


  • InfluxDB

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  • cargo-cache

    manage cargo cache (${CARGO_HOME}, ~/.cargo/), print sizes of dirs and remove dirs selectively


  • cargo-sweep

    A cargo subcommand for cleaning up unused build files generated by Cargo


  • cargo-deny

    ❌ Cargo plugin for linting your dependencies 🦀


  • cargo-hack

    Cargo subcommand to provide various options useful for testing and continuous integration.

    cargo-hack for workspaces or projects that make heavy use of crate features

  • cargo-outdated

    A cargo subcommand for displaying when Rust dependencies are out of date


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    ChatGPT with full context of any GitHub repo. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at app.getonboardai.com.

  • cargo-whatfeatures

    a simple cargo plugin to get a list of features for a specific crate

    cargo-whatfeatures (less needed with cargo-add getting upstreamed)

  • cargo-edit

    A utility for managing cargo dependencies from the command line.

    cargo-upgrade from cargo-edit (somewhat more intentional than builtin update)

  • cargo-deb

    A cargo subcommand that generates Debian packages from information in Cargo.toml

    I use Cargo deb to create Debian / Ubuntu / ... package files.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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