Rust is distributed on three different release channels: stable, beta, and
rustup uses the stable channel by default, which
represents the latest release of Rust. Stable publishes new releases every six weeks.
When a new version of Rust is released, simply type
rustup update to update:
$ rustup update info: syncing channel updates for 'stable' info: downloading component 'rustc' info: downloading component 'rust-std' info: downloading component 'rust-docs' info: downloading component 'cargo' info: installing component 'rustc' info: installing component 'rust-std' info: installing component 'rust-docs' info: installing component 'cargo' info: checking for self-update info: downloading self-update stable updated: rustc 1.7.0 (a5d1e7a59 2016-02-29)
rustup was built with the no-self-update feature, it can not update
itself. This is not the default, and only versions of
rustup built with
--no-default-features, or obtained from a third-party distributor who has
disabled it (such as Nixos).
Otherwise Rustup can update itself. It is possible to control Rustup's automatic
self update mechanism with the
auto-self-update configuration variable. This
setting supports three values:
disablewill ensure that no automatic self updating actions are taken.
enablewill mean that
rustup updateand similar commands will also check for, and install, any update to Rustup.
check-onlywill cause any automatic self update to check and report on any updates, but not to automatically install them.
enable or not, you can request that Rustup
update itself to the latest version of
rustup by running
rustup self update.
This will not download new toolchains:
$ rustup self update info: checking for self-update info: downloading self-update
Self updates can also be suppressed on individual invocations of
rustupby passing the argurment
rustup toolchain install.
rustup command-line has a built-in help system that provides more
information about each command. Run
rustup help for an overview. Detailed
help for each subcommand is also available. For example, run
rustup toolchain install --help for specifics on installing toolchains.