Cargo install package doesn't showup on toml file?

I installed cargo-watch with the command below

cargo install cargo-watch

But when i open the toml file, it doesn't show up at the dependencies section

You want cargo add.

The cargo install command is for something else.


Do you know whats the difference between cargo install vs cargo add?

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cargo add manages dependencies in your Cargo.toml.

cargo install dumps executable files to ~/.cargo/bin. They are not dependencies. They don't even update. It's a quick'n'dirty tool for getting development tools.

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