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How to Install Rust nightly on MacOS?

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  • Last Updated : 24 Jun, 2022
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Rust is a multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language designed for safety and performance, especially safe concurrency. It is notable for enforcing memory safety. It is syntactically similar to C++ and is considered a systems programming language with the mechanisms for low-level memory management, but it also offers high-level features such as functional programming. Let’s learn how to install the nightly release of it.

Installation of Rust nightly

To install the nightly release we need a stable release of the rust. Follow the below steps to install the nightly release of rust.

Step 1: Install stable release of the rust.

curl –proto ‘=https’ –tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh

Install-rust

 

Installing required packages,

Installing-required-packages

 

Step 2: Configuring the PATH environment variable.

source $HOME/.cargo/env

Step 4: Verify the installation.

Verifying-installation

 

At this point, the installation of the stable release of rust is successful.

Step 3: Installing the nightly release.

rustup toolchain install nightly

Installing-nightly-release

 

Step 4: See all of the toolchains (releases of Rust and associated components).

rustup toolchain list

Toolchain-list

 

As you can see we’ve successfully installed the nightly release of the rust.

Step 5 (Optional): Switch to nightly release,

rustup override set nightly

Switching-nightly-release

 

Step 6 (Optional): Verify.

Verifying

 

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