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Awesome Rust

A curated list of Rust code and resources.

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Table of contents


See also Rust — Production organizations running Rust in production.

Audio and Music

  • enginesound — A GUI and command line application used to procedurally generate semi-realistic engine sounds. Featuring in-depth configuration, variable sample rate and a frequency analysis window.
  • indiscipline/zrtstr — A command line utility for checking if stereo wav files are faux-stereo (i.e. have identical channels) and converting such files to mono.
  • Polaris — A music streaming application.
  • Spotify TUI — A Spotify client for the terminal written in Rust. Continuous Integration
  • Spotifyd — An open source Spotify client running as a UNIX daemon. Continuous Integration


  • Bitcoin Satoshi's Vision — A Rust library for working with Bitcoin SV .
  • cardano-cli — Cardano Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • ChainX — Fully Decentralized Interchain Crypto Asset Management on Polkadot.
  • CITA — A high performance blockchain kernel for enterprise users.
  • coinbase-pro-rs — Coinbase pro client in Rust, supports sync/async/websocket
  • ethaddrgen — Custom Ethereum vanity address generator made in Rust
  • Grin — Evolution of the MimbleWimble protocol
  • hdwallet — BIP-32 HD wallet related key derivation utilities.
  • Holochain — Scalable P2P alternative to blockchain for all those distributed apps you always wanted to build Build Status
  • ibc-rs - Rust implementation of the Interblockchain Communication protocol
  • infincia/bip39-rs — Rust implementation of BIP39.
  • Joystream — A user governed video platform Build Status
  • Libra — Libra’s mission is to enable a simple global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people.
  • Lighthouse — Rust Ethereum 2.0 Client Build Status
  • nearprotocol/nearcore — decentralized smart-contract platform for low-end mobile devices.
  • Nervos CKB — Nervos CKB is a public permissionless blockchain, the common knowledge layer of Nervos network.
  • Nimiq — Rust implementation of Nimiq node Build Status
  • Parity-Bitcoin — The Parity Bitcoin client
  • Parity-Bridge — Bridge between any two ethereum-based networks
  • Parity-Ethereum — Fast, light, and robust Ethereum client
  • Parity-Zcash — Rust implementation of the Zcash protocol
  • Polkadot — Heterogeneous multi‑chain technology with pooled security
  • rbtc — Convert BTC to any currency and vice-versa. Build Status
  • rust-cardano — Rust implementation of Cardano primitives, helpers, and related applications
  • Substrate — Generic modular blockchain template written in Rust
  • tendermint-rs - Rust implementation of Tendermint blockchain data structures and clients
  • wagyu [wagyu] — Rust library for generating cryptocurrency wallets
  • zcash — Zcash is an implementation of the "Zerocash" protocol.
  • YeeCo yeeroot — YeeCo yeeroot is a permissionless, secure, high performance and scalable public blockchain platform powered by full sharding technology on PoW consensus written in Rust


  • indradb — Rust based graph database
  • noria — Dynamically changing, partially-stateful data-flow for web application backends
  • Lucid — High performance and distributed KV store accessible through a HTTP API. Build Status
  • ParityDB — Fast and reliable database, optimised for read operation
  • PumpkinDB — an event sourcing database engine
  • seppo0010/rsedis — A Redis reimplementation in Rust
  • tikv — A distributed KV database in Rust


See also crates matching keyword 'emulator'.


See also Games Made With Piston.


Industrial automation


  • timberio/vector — A High-Performance, Logs, Metrics, & Events Router.
  • Mnwa/gtsa — A simple solution to proxy gelf messages (messages for Graylog) to Sentry
  • OpenTelemetry — OpenTelemetry provides a single set of APIs, libraries, agents, and collector services to capture distributed traces and metrics from your application. You can analyze them using Prometheus, Jaeger, and other observability tools. GitHub Actions CI

Operating systems

See also A comparison of operating systems written in Rust.


  • espanso — A cross-platform Text Expander written in Rust Build Status
  • eureka — A CLI tool to input and store your ideas without leaving the terminal
  • pier-cli/pier — A central repository to manage (add, search metadata, etc.) all your one-liners, scripts, tools, and CLIs

Security tools

System tools

Text editors

  • amp — Inspired by Vi/Vim.
  • gchp/iota — A simple text editor
  • ilai-deutel/kibi — A tiny (≤1024 LOC) text editor with syntax highlighting, incremental search and more.
  • mathall/rim — Vim-like text editor written in Rust
  • Remacs — A community-driven port of Emacs to Rust.
  • xi-editor — A modern editor with a backend written in Rust.
  • xray — An experimental next-generation Electron-based text editor.

Text processing

  • grex — A command-line tool and library for generating regular expressions from user-provided test cases
  • TankerHQ/ruplacer — Find and replace text in source files
  • ripgrep — combines the usability of The Silver Searcher with the raw speed of grep
  • phiresky/ripgrep-all — ripgrep, but also search in PDFs, E-Books, Office documents, zip, tar.gz, etc. Build Status
  • sd — Intuitive find & replace CLI
  • lavifb/todo_r — Find all your TODO notes with one command!
  • whitfin/runiq — an efficient way to filter duplicate lines from unsorted input.
  • whitfin/bytelines — Read input lines as byte slices for high efficiency.
  • vishaltelangre/ff — Find files (ff) by name!
  • xsv — A fast CSV command line tool (slicing, indexing, selecting, searching, sampling, etc.)
  • Lisprez/so_stupid_search — A simple and fast string search tool for human beings

Image processing

  • Imager — Automated image optimization.


  • aleshaleksey/AZDice — A dice roll success distribution generator for tabletop homebrewers.
  • yaa110/cb — Command line interface to manage clipboard Build Status
  • brycx/checkpwn — A Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) command-line utility tool that lets you easily check for compromised accounts and passwords.
  • evansmurithi/cloak — A Command Line OTP (One Time Password) Authenticator application.
  • arthrp/consoletimer — Simple timer for your terminal.
  • tversteeg/emplace — Synchronize installed packages on multiple machines
  • myfreeweb/freepass — The free password manager for power users.
  • raftario/licensor — write licenses to stdout GitHub Actions
  • arthrp/quick-skeleton — Project scaffolding tool, similar to Yeoman and Slush.
  • repoch — Convert epoch to datetime and datetime to epoch
  • whitfin/s3-concat — A command line tool to concatenate Amazon S3 files remotely using flexible patterns.
  • whitfin/s3-meta — A command line tool to gather metadata about your Amazon S3 buckets.
  • whitfin/s3-utils — A small tool containing utilities based around Amazon S3 to provide additional convenience APIs.
  • gorros/s3-edit-rs — A command line tool to edit a file directly on Amazon S3.
  • fcsonline/tmux-thumbs — A lightning fast version of tmux-fingers written in Rust, copy/pasting tmux like vimium/vimperator.
  • amar-laksh/workstation — A commandline tool to help you manage your workstation by distancing you from your screen, locking your screen when you aren't there among other things with OPENCV!
  • guoxbin/dtool — A useful command-line tool collection to assist development including conversion, codec, hashing, encryption, etc. Build Status
  • nomino — Batch rename utility for developers Build Status
  • barberousse — AWS Secrets Manager editor build


  • tgotwig/vidmerger — A wrapper around ffmpeg which simplifies merging multiple videos 🎞
  • xiph/rav1e — The fastest and safest AV1 encoder.
  • yuvadm/slingr — A simple CLI for streaming media files over a local network to UPnP media renderers
  • yuvadm/streamlib — Play your favorite live video and audio streams from command line



Web Servers

Development tools

  • clippy — Rust lints
  • clog-tool/clog-cli — generates a changelog from git metadata (conventional changelog)
  • dan-t/rusty-tags — create ctags/etags for a cargo project and all of its dependencies
  • delta — A syntax-highlighter for git and diff output
  • dotenv-linter — Linter for .env files
  • frewsxcv/crate-deps — generates images of dependency graphs for crates hosted on
  • git-journal — The Git Commit Message and Changelog Generation Framework
  • gstats — command line tool to print a developer handy summary of all git repositories below current directory
  • rust-lang/rustfix — automatically applies the suggestions made by rustc
  • just — A handy command runner for project-specific tasks
  • mask — A CLI task runner defined by a simple markdown file
  • Module Linker — Extension that adds <a> links to references in mod, use and extern crate statements at GitHub.
  • ptags — A parallel universal-ctags wrapper for git repository Build Status
  • Racer — code completion for Rust
  • rustfmt — A Rust code formatter
  • Rustup — the Rust toolchain installer
  • Rust Language Server — A server that runs in the background, providing IDEs, editors, and other tools with information about Rust programs
  • Rust Regex Playground — Web tool to evaluate rust regular expressions
  • Rust Search Extension — A handy browser extension to search crates and docs in address bar (omnibox). Build Status
  • artifact — the design doc tool made for developers Build Status
  • semantic-rs — automatic crate publishing
  • fw — workspace productivity booster
  • tinyrick a basic task dependency tool emphasizing Rust functions over raw shell commands.
  • scriptisto A language-agnostic "shebang interpreter" that enables you to write one file scripts in compiled languages. Build Status

Build system

  • Cargo — the Rust package manager
    • cargo-benchcmp — A utility to compare Rust micro-benchmarks
    • cargo-bitbake — A cargo extension that can generate BitBake recipes utilizing the classes from meta-rust
    • cargo-cache — inspect/manage/clean your cargo cache (~/.cargo//${CARGO_HOME}), print sizes etc Build Status
    • cargo-check — A wrapper around cargo rustc -- -Zno-trans which can be helpful for running a faster compile if you only need correctness checks
    • cargo-count — lists source code counts and details about cargo projects, including unsafe statistics
    • cargo-deb — Generates binary Debian packages
    • cargo-deps — build dependency graphs of Rust projects
    • cargo-do — run multiple cargo commands in a row
    • cargo-ebuild — cargo extension that can generate ebuilds using the in-tree eclasses
    • cargo-edit — allows you to add and list dependencies by reading/writing to your Cargo.toml file from the command line
    • cargo-find deprecated — Find crates from command line
    • cargo-generate A generator of a rust project by leveraging a pre-existing git repository as a template
    • cargo-graph — updated fork of cargo-dot with additional features. Unmaintained, see cargo-deps
    • cargo-info — queries for crates details from command line
    • cargo-license — A cargo subcommand to quickly view the licenses of all dependencies.
    • cargo-make — Rust task runner and build tool.
    • cargo-modules — A cargo plugin for showing a tree-like overview of a crate's modules.
    • cargo-multi — runs specified cargo command on multiple crates
    • cargo-outdated — displays when newer versions of Rust dependencies are available, or out of date
    • cargo-release — tool for releasing git-managed cargo project, build, tag, publish, doc and push
    • cargo-script — lets people quickly and easily run Rust "scripts" which can make use of Cargo's package ecosystem
    • cargo-testify — watches files changes, runs tests and notifies about the result with friendly OS notification
    • cargo-tree – Cargo subcommand that visualizes a crate's dependency graph in a tree-like format CircleCI
    • cargo-update — cargo subcommand for checking and applying updates to installed executables
    • cargo-watch — utility for cargo to compile projects when sources change
    • liuchong/cargo-x — A very simple third-party cargo subcommand to execute a custom command
    • dtolnay/cargo-expand — Expand macros in your source code
  • CMake
  • Github actions
  • GitHub webhooks
    • snare — GitHub webhooks runner daemon
  • Webpack


  • GDB
    • rust-gdb
    • gdbgui — Browser based frontend for gdb to debug C, C++, Rust, and go.
  • LLDB
  • rr
    • rr — rr is a lightweight tool for recording and replaying execution of applications



Rust Embedded

  • Cross compiling
    • japaric/rust-cross — everything you need to know about cross compiling Rust programs
    • japaric/xargo — effortless cross compilation of Rust programs to custom bare-metal targets like ARM Cortex-M
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino


See also Foreign Function Interface, The Rust FFI Omnibus (a collection of examples of using code written in Rust from other languages) and FFI examples written in Rust.


See also Are we (I)DE yet? and Rust Tools.

Pattern recognition

  • sfikas/rusteval — A tool used to evaluate the output of retrieval algorithms Build Status



  • — Detect outdated or insecure dependencies
  • — Automatic documentation generation of crates

Static analysis

[assert, static]



  • mockiato — A strict, yet friendly mocking library for Rust 2018
  • mutagen — A source-level mutation testing framework (nightly only)
  • AlKass/polish — Mini Testing/Test-Driven Framework Build Status Crates Package Status
  • proptest — property testing framework inspired by the Hypothesis framework for Python
  • quickcheck — A Rust implementation of QuickCheck
  • mockito — HTTP mocking
  • speculate — An RSpec inspired minimal testing framework for Rust
  • rust-fuzz/ — A Rust fuzzer, using AFL
  • tarpaulin — A code coverage tool designed for Rust
  • trust — A Travis CI and AppVeyor template to test your Rust crate on 5 architectures and publish binary releases of it for Linux, macOS and Windows
  • fake-rs — A library for generating fake data
  • goldenfile - A library providing a simple API for goldenfile testing.



Artificial Intelligence

Genetic algorithms

  • Martin1887/oxigen — Fast, parallel, extensible and adaptable genetic algorithm library. A example using this library solves the N Queens problem for N = 255 in only few seconds and using less than 1 MB of RAM.
  • innoave/genevo — Execute genetic algorithm (GA) simulations in a customizable and extensible way.
  • willi-kappler/darwin-rs — Evolutionary algorithms with Rust Build Status
  • m-decoster/RsGenetic — Genetic Algorithm library in Rust. In maintenance mode.
  • mneumann/evo-rs — Evolutionary Algorithm Library for Rust. Without changes for 3 years.
  • yurytsoy/revonet — Rust implementation of real-coded GA for solving optimization problems and training of neural networks.
  • pkalivas/radiate — A customizable parallel genetic programming engine capable of evolving solutions for supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning problems. Comes with complete and customizable implementation of NEAT and Evtree. Build Status

Machine learning

[machine learning]

See also About Rust’s Machine Learning Community.




  • zonyitoo/coio-rs — A coroutine I/O library with a working-stealing scheduler
  • dpc/mioco — Scalable, coroutine-based, asynchronous IO handling library Travis CI Build Status
  • TeaEntityLab/fpRust — Monad/MonadIO, Handler, Coroutine/doNotation, Functional Programming features for Rust Travis CI Build Status
  • rust-lang/futures-rs — Zero-cost futures in Rust Travis CI Build Status
  • mio — MIO is a lightweight IO library for Rust with a focus on adding as little overhead as possible over the OS abstractions
  • Xudong-Huang/may — rust stackful coroutine library
  • rustasync/runtime — A runtime agnostic API designed to make async feel like its part of stdlib Build status

Audio and Music



  • Keats/jsonwebtokenJSON Web Token lib in rust Build Status
  • sgrust01/jwtvault — Async library to manage and orchestrate JWT workflow Build Status
  • oauth2 — Extensible, strongly-typed Rust OAuth2 client library Build Status
  • oxide-auth — A OAuth2 server library, for use in combination with actix or other frontends, featuring a set of configurable and pluggable backends Build Status
  • yup-oauth2 — An oauth2 client implementation providing the Device, Installed and Service Account flows Build Status



  • Rust-Bio — bioinformatics libraries in Rust.









[crypto, cryptography]



Data processing

  • bluss/ndarray — N-dimensional array with array views, multidimensional slicing, and efficient operations
  • kernelmachine/utah — Dataframe structure and operations in Rust
  • weld-project/weld — High-performance runtime for data analytics applications

Data structures

Data visualization

Date and time

[date, time]

Distributed systems


[email, imap, smtp]





Functional Programming

[functional programming]

Game development

See also Are we game yet?


[geo, gis]



Graph processing



Image processing

Language specification

  • shnewto/bnf — A library for parsing Backus–Naur form context-free grammars.



  • seanmonstar/pretty-env-logger — A pretty, easy-to-use logger for Rust. Build Status
  • rust-lang/log — Logging implementation for Rust Build Status
  • slog-rs/slog — Structured, composable logging for Rust Build Status
  • estk/log4rs — highly configurable logging framework modeled after Java's Logback and log4j libraries CircleCI
  • tokio-rs/tracing — An application level tracing framework for async-aware structured logging, error handling, metrics, and more Build Status


  • cute
    • mattgathu/cute — Macro for Python-esque list comprehensions in Rust. Build Status
  • hado
    • ludat/hado-rs — A little macro for writing haskell-like do expressions without too much ceremony

Markup language



  • Android
  • iOS
    • TimNN/cargo-lipo — A cargo lipo subcommand which automatically creates a universal library for use with your iOS application.
    • vhbit/ObjCrust — using Rust to create an iOS static library
  • Pebble
    • andars/ — A crate that allows Rust to be used to develop Pebble applications.
  • Android / iOS
    • i-schuetz/rust_android_ios — An example of using a shared Rust lib for Android and iOS using rust-swig and cbindgen respectively.

Network programming


Packaging formats


Platform specific





  • bigbang - Gravitational and collisional n-body simulation with optional GPU acceleration
  • nyx-space - High fidelity, fast, reliable and validated astrodynamical toolkit library, used for spacecraft mission design and orbit determination Build Status

Template engine

Text processing

Text search


  • zerocopy — Utilities for safely reinterpreting arbitrary byte sequences as native Rust types


Web programming

See also Are we web yet? and Rust web framework comparison.


A registry allows you to publish your Rust libraries as crate packages, to share them with others publicly and privately.

  • Crates — The official public registry for Rust/Cargo.
  • Cloudsmith 💲 — A fully managed package management SaaS, with first-class support for public and private Cargo/Rust registries (plus many others). Has a generous free-tier and is also completely free for open-source.





A curated list of Rust code and resources.

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