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bin+lib cargo-about

Cargo plugin for generating a listing of all of the crates and the the terms under which they are licensed

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πŸ“œ cargo-about

Cargo plugin for generating a license listing for all dependencies of a crate

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See the book πŸ“• for in-depth documentation.

Please Note: This is a tool that we use (and like!) and it makes sense to us to release it as open source. However, we can’t take any responsibility for your use of the tool, if it will function correctly or fulfil your needs. No functionality in - or information provided by - cargo-about constitutes legal advice.

Getting started


From crates.io

cargo install --locked cargo-about

On Arch Linux

pacman -S cargo-about

Generate license information for your own project

# Generates `about.toml` and `about.hbs` in your cargo project
cargo about init
# Generate the license information with
cargo about generate about.hbs > license.html


Contributor Covenant

We welcome community contributions to this project.

Please read our Contributor Guide for more information on how to get started.


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Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the work by you, as defined in the Apache-2.0 license, shall be dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.


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