Note: The original codebase was taken from the
cargo open project, and was adapted to work for listing source files instead.
A third-party cargo extension that lists local source locations of dependencies.
You can install the tool from crates.io by running:
$ cargo install cargo-local
This will install the executable
cargo-local in your cargo
bin directory, which on *nix systems would be
~/.cargo/bin. You should add that directory to your
After installing, you should be able to go to any cargo project's root directory and run the following command:
$ cargo local
This will output a list of all of the dependencies' source locations, or at least the ones that exist in the filesystem. If you provide a list of package names, the tool will show the location of only those. Example output:
$ cargo local clap cargo /home/andrew/.cargo/registry/src/github.com-1ecc6299db9ec823/clap-2.32.0 /home/andrew/.cargo/registry/src/github.com-1ecc6299db9ec823/cargo-0.28.0
You can run the command with
--only-names to list package names alone -- useful for generating shell completion, for instance:
$ cargo local --only-names toml semver-parser fuchsia-zircon atty ...
On its own, this isn't super interesting, but it can be used as a component in other tools like shell scripts. A few examples follow:
The project that this codebase was more-or-less copied from can be more-or-less implemented like so:
$ $EDITOR `cargo local <package-name>`
A longer script that handles errors might look like this:
#! /bin/sh if [ $# -lt 2 ]; then echo "USAGE: cargo open <package-name>" exit 1 fi _subcommand=$1 # ignore the "open" subcommand package=$2 path=$(cargo local $package) status=$? if [ $status -ne 0 ]; then exit $status fi $EDITOR "$path"
The original plan for this fork. A tool like this already exists as rusty-tags, but it's easy to do something similar with a one-liner:
ctags -o Cargo.tags -R $(cargo local). A longer script with error handling:
#! /bin/sh sources=$(cargo local) status=$? if [ $status -ne 0 ]; then exit $status fi echo "$sources" | xargs --delimiter="\n" ctags -o Cargo.tags -R
You can run the tool locally by executing
cargo run local. Note the subcommand -- it's necessary, because it would ordinarily be called as
If you'd like to run it on a different directory, you can either install the local program with
cargo install --path . --force, or you can find the compiled binary in
target/debug/cargo-local, and run it by using the full path to the executable.
If you've made a change that's useful to you, consider preparing a pull request on github. If you've found a bug or are not sure how to implement a particular feature, feel free to open an issue and ask for help.