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cargo-init(1)                                                    cargo-init(1)


       cargo-init - Create a new Cargo package in an existing directory


       cargo init [options] [path]


       This command will create a new Cargo manifest in the current directory.
       Give a path as an argument to create in the given directory.

       If there are typically-named Rust source files already in the
       directory, those will be used. If not, then a sample src/ file
       will be created, or src/ if --lib is passed.

       If the directory is not already in a VCS repository, then a new
       repository is created (see --vcs below).

       The "authors" field in the manifest is determined from the environment
       or configuration settings. A name is required and is determined from
       (first match wins):

       o Cargo config value

       o  CARGO_NAME environment variable

       o  GIT_AUTHOR_NAME environment variable

       o  GIT_COMMITTER_NAME environment variable

       o git configuration value

       o  USER environment variable

       o  USERNAME environment variable

       o  NAME environment variable

       The email address is optional and is determined from:

       o Cargo config value

       o  CARGO_EMAIL environment variable

       o  GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL environment variable

       o  GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL environment variable

       o git configuration value

       o  EMAIL environment variable

       See the reference
       <> for more
       information about configuration files.

       See cargo-new(1) for a similar command which will create a new package
       in a new directory.


   Init Options
           Create a package with a binary target (src/ This is the
           default behavior.

           Create a package with a library target (src/

       --edition edition
           Specify the Rust edition to use. Default is 2018. Possible values:
           2015, 2018, 2021

       --name name
           Set the package name. Defaults to the directory name.

       --vcs vcs
           Initialize a new VCS repository for the given version control
           system (git, hg, pijul, or fossil) or do not initialize any version
           control at all (none). If not specified, defaults to git or the
           configuration value cargo-new.vcs, or none if already inside a VCS

       --registry registry
           This sets the publish field in Cargo.toml to the given registry
           name which will restrict publishing only to that registry.

           Registry names are defined in Cargo config files
           <>. If not
           specified, the default registry defined by the registry.default
           config key is used. If the default registry is not set and
           --registry is not used, the publish field will not be set which
           means that publishing will not be restricted.

   Display Options
       -v, --verbose
           Use verbose output. May be specified twice for "very verbose"
           output which includes extra output such as dependency warnings and
           build script output. May also be specified with the term.verbose
           config value

       -q, --quiet
           No output printed to stdout.

       --color when
           Control when colored output is used. Valid values:

           o  auto (default): Automatically detect if color support is
               available on the terminal.

           o  always: Always display colors.

           o  never: Never display colors.

           May also be specified with the term.color config value

   Common Options
           If Cargo has been installed with rustup, and the first argument to
           cargo begins with +, it will be interpreted as a rustup toolchain
           name (such as +stable or +nightly). See the rustup documentation
           <> for more
           information about how toolchain overrides work.

       -h, --help
           Prints help information.

       -Z flag
           Unstable (nightly-only) flags to Cargo. Run cargo -Z help for


       See the reference
       for details on environment variables that Cargo reads.


       o  0: Cargo succeeded.

       o  101: Cargo failed to complete.


        1. Create a binary Cargo package in the current directory:

               cargo init


       cargo(1), cargo-new(1)


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