The Rust toolchain installer is available at: https://www.rustup.rs/. The following commands will install all three versions of the toolchain on a system. For the examples in this book, we will use a Linux machine running Ubuntu 16.04. While most of Rust should not depend on the OS, there can be minor differences.
We will point out any strict dependencies on the OS:
# curl https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh
# source $HOME/.cargo/env
# rustup install nightly beta
We will need to put Cargo's bin directory to our PATH by editing .bashrc. Run the following to do that:
$ echo "export PATH=$HOME/.cargo/bin:$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc
A Rust installation comes with a lot of documentation built in; they can be accessed by running the following command. This should open up the documentation in a browser window:
# rustup doc
The next step is to set up a...