How to Build a Rust CLI Tool to Generate Typescript Types from Rust

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  • clap-rs

    A full featured, fast Command Line Argument Parser for Rust

    clap short for Command Line Argument Parser is the most popular Rust crate for dealing with command line arguments. We'll be using it to allow our uses to tell us the input/out filenames of the Rust and Typescript files they are using,

  • typeshare

    Discontinued Generate code in different languages from Rust type definitions for FFI interop.

    Typeshare by 1Password, the original inspiration for this blog post. It's available on

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  • create-rust-app

    Set up a modern rust+react web app by running one command.

    tsync by Wulf created as part of the awesome Create Rust App utility for setting up fullstack Rust apps. It's available on

  • Cargo

    The Rust package manager

    Open up your favourite terminal. Make sure you have installed Rust on your system. Fresh installations will also include Rust's package manager called Cargo which we'll need for this tutorial.


    The Rust package registry

    The last method if you want to share your utility with others, or use it on other machines is to publish it to

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