Rustup (rust_ecosystem/

Rustup is the Rust toolchain installer. It manages Rust versions and associated tools, making it easy to switch between stable, beta, and nightly compilers and ensure that you have the latest updates.


To install Rustup and the default Rust toolchain, you can run:

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf | sh

This command downloads a script and starts the installation process, which includes the Rust compiler (rustc), the Rust package manager (cargo), and the standard library.

Managing Toolchains:

To list installed toolchains:

rustup toolchain list

To install a specific version of the Rust toolchain:

rustup toolchain install stable
rustup toolchain install nightly

To switch the default toolchain:

rustup default nightly

Updating Rust:

To update all installed toolchains:

rustup update


To add a target for cross-compilation:

rustup target add x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu


To uninstall Rust and Rustup:

rustup self uninstall