irust 0.9.8

Cross Platform Rust Repl
irust-0.9.8 is not a library.


Cross Platform Rust Repl

Keywords / Tips & Tricks

:help => print help

:reset => reset repl

:show => show repl current code (optionally depends on rustfmt to format output)

:add <dep_list> => add dependencies (requires cargo-edit) also it accepts most cargo-edit arguments

:type <expression> => shows the expression type, example :type vec!(5)

:time <expression> => return the amount of time the expression took to execute. example: :time 5+4 :time my_fun(arg1,arg2)

:time_release <expression> => same as time command but with release mode

:load => load a rust file into the repl

:reload => reload the last specified file

:pop => remove last repl code line

:del <line_num> => remove a specific line from repl code (line count starts at 1 from the first expression statement)

:edit <editor> => edit internal buffer using an external editor, example: :edit micro, Note that any edit made to $cache/irust/src/ file will be immediatly reflected on the repl (after saving)

:cd => change current working directory

:color <key> <value> => change token highlight color at runtime, for the token list and value representation check the Theme section, exp: :color function red :color macro #ff12ab :color reset

:toolchain <value> => switch between toolchains, supported value are: stable, beta, nighty

:check_statements true/false => If its set to true, irust will check each statemnt (input that ends with ;) with cargo_check before inserting it to the repl

:bench => run cargo bench

:: => run a shell command, example ::ls

You can use arrow keys to cycle through commands history


ctrl-l clear screen

ctrl-c clear line

ctrl-d exit if buffer is empty

ctrl-z [unix only] send IRust to the background

ctrl-r search history

ctrl-left/right jump through words

HOME/END go to line start / line end

Tab/ShiftTab cycle through auto-completion suggestions (requires racer)

Alt-Enter add line break

ctrl-e force evaluation

Cli commands

irust <path_to_file> starts irust with the specified file loaded into the repl

--help prints help message

--reset-config reset IRust configuration to default


IRust config file is located in:

Linux: /home/$USER/.config/irust/config

Win: C:\Users\$USER\AppData\Roaming/irust/config

Mac: /Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/irust/config

default config:

  // history
  add_irust_cmd_to_history = true
  add_shell_cmd_to_history = false

  // colors
  ok_color = "Blue"
  eval_color = "White"
  irust_color = "DarkBlue"
  irust_warn_color = "Cyan"
  out_color = "Red"
  shell_color = "DarkYellow"
  err_color = "DarkRed"
  input_color = "Green"
  insert_color = "White"
  welcome_msg = ""
  welcome_color = "DarkBlue"

  // racer
  racer_inline_suggestion_color = "Cyan"
  racer_suggestions_table_color = "Green"
  racer_selected_suggestion_color = "DarkRed"
  racer_max_suggestions = 5
  enable_racer = true

  // other
  first_irust_run = false
  toolchain = "stable"
  check_statements = true


Since release 0.8.9 IRust can now parse a theme file located on $config_dir/irust/theme and use it for the highlighting colors.

Colors can be specified as names ("red") or as hex representation ("#ff12ab").

Default theme file:

  keyword = "magenta"
  keyword2 = "dark_red"
  function = "blue"
  type = "cyan"
  number = "dark_yellow"
  symbol = "red"
  macro = "dark_yellow"
  string_literal = "yellow"
  character = "green"
  lifetime = "dark_magenta"
  comment = "dark_grey"
  const = "dark_green"
  x = "white"


Automatic releases by github actions are uploaded here


cargo b --release


1- Why is autocompletion not working

-> you need racer installed and configured correctly
    cargo +nightly install racer
    rustup component add rust-src