Specific files for link.exe rather than whole C++ tool

Can someone tell me the specific files (or components) to be downloaded from the C++ tools rather than downloading the whole stuff for link.exe to work (I am a beginner in rust).
And thanks a lot in advance.

I do not recommend trying this. Doing so requires expert-level knowledge of Windows build tools.

You will find a lot of things breaking in subtle ways, e.g. the cc crate which is used by lots of Rust dependencies needs to have a fully working msvc compiler and system libraries. Plus it may look for link.exe by searching for installation location of the whole Visual Studio, but if you don't install Visual Studio which sets up appropriate paths in the registry, it won't work.

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