A bit of background on what I want to do:
I have a bash file that maintains a list of all binary Rust crates I'd like installed.
This file contains
nu, but that crate has the ugly tendency to always reinstall, not just if there is a new version like normal binary crates.
I'd like to prevent this behavior by special-casing it, specifically by asking crates.io what the latest version is for the
nu crate and only installing it if the version returned by crates.io exceeds the version I have installed.
So now my question: can I programmatically, without having to crawl crates.io, ask the server what the latest listed version of a crate is?