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Rust is a systems programming language focused on safety, speed, and concurrency.

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Quick reference

What is Rust?

Rust is a systems programming language sponsored by Mozilla Research. It is designed to be a “safe, concurrent, practical language”, supporting functional and imperative-procedural paradigms. Rust is syntactically similar to C++, but is designed for better memory safety while maintaining performance.


How to use this image

Start a Rust instance running your app

The most straightforward way to use this image is to use a Rust container as both the build and runtime environment. In your Dockerfile, writing something along the lines of the following will compile and run your project:

FROM rust:1.23.0

WORKDIR /usr/src/myapp
COPY . .

RUN cargo install

CMD ["myapp"]

Then, build and run the Docker image:

$ docker build -t my-rust-app .
$ docker run -it --rm --name my-running-app my-rust-app

Compile your app inside the Docker container

There may be occasions where it is not appropriate to run your app inside a container. To compile, but not run your app inside the Docker instance, you can write something like:

$ docker run --rm --user "$(id -u)":"$(id -g)" -v "$PWD":/usr/src/myapp -w /usr/src/myapp rust:1.23.0 cargo build --release

This will add your current directory, as a volume, to the container, set the working directory to the volume, and run the command cargo build --release. This tells Cargo, Rust’s build system, to compile the crate in myapp and output the executable to target/release/myapp.


View license information for the software contained in this image.

As with all Docker images, these likely also contain other software which may be under other licenses (such as Bash, etc from the base distribution, along with any direct or indirect dependencies of the primary software being contained).

Some additional license information which was able to be auto-detected might be found in the repo-info repository’s rust/ directory.

As for any pre-built image usage, it is the image user’s responsibility to ensure that any use of this image complies with any relevant licenses for all software contained within.

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