vim-rust (rust.vim) adds Rust language support for Vim.

To update (replacing the current version) run webi vim-rust.


These are the files / directories that are created and/or modified with this install:


Cheat Sheet

vim-rust provides integration with cargo check, rustfmt, and other rust tooling.

You'll also need to install ALE (part of vim-essentials) or syntastic first.

How to install and configure by hand

  1. Remove the previous version of rust.vim, if any:

    rm -rf ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start/rust.vim
  2. Install rust.vim as a Vim8 package with git:

    mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start/
    git clone --depth=1 \ \
  3. Create ~/.vim/plugins/rust.vim, as follows:

    " Reasonable defaults for rust.vim
    " run rustfmt on save
    let g:rustfmt_autosave = 1
    " run cargo check et al
    let g:ale_rust_cargo_use_check = 1
    let g:ale_rust_cargo_check_tests = 1
    let g:ale_rust_cargo_check_examples = 1
  4. Edit ~/.vimrc to include the config:

    " Rust: reasonable defaults for rust.vim
    source ~/.vim/plugins/rust.vim


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