My Rust project includes a non-Rust file (in this case a Bash script I want to execute from my Rust code via
std::process::Command, but shouldn't matter). I want that file to be copied unchanged to some place where the Rust code can find it and the Rust code needs to know where it is. How do I do this?
cargo install is only able to install self-contained binaries. For more complex packages, you'll need to use some other packaging and installation method. For example, on Linux, cargo-deb and cargo-rpm might be useful.
Thanks, I'll look into
Now I have the problem, how does the code know where the file is. Is there a way to do conditional compilation based on whether or not the code has been deployed using
cargo-deb or not? Thanks!
If it is just a small file have you considered including it in the binary using std::include_str!() or std::include_bytes!() and just writing it to disk at a place of your choosing at runtime?
Having just a single binary for deployment is hard to beat for easy-of-use.
If it is a bash script, does it even need to be turned into a file? Maybe bash can be sent the string as a command directly?
From the bash manpage
"If the -c option is present, then commands are read from the first non-option argument command_string."
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