I was unaware that the CMD (dos box?) was a cell. Moreover, I was expecting to see the $ prompt.
Now with cmd open, I type rustc and get a lot of return data. Still, no $ which I guess I must be inside the terminal.
I should add that I am most familiar with an IDE as opposed to the command line which I did use many many years ago.
I am looking forward to learning and using rust for, and as a hobby.
Still trying but...
I am new to coding with a terminal. I am used to opening an IDE and entering code -debugging- running, and making it better.
I did install WT - which is much better than CMD. That said, it took me too long to create the hello_world directory successfully. Then the next step (in the book) said "make a new source file and call it main.rs How do I make a source file? is it made in WT? The book explains why the name has an underscore but not how to create a new source file. Then it says, "Now open the mains.rs file you just created ..."
I have a lot to learn! Is there some book that covers this stuff? Better yet a video!
Thanks for your patience!
It's a bit hard to answer this, because there are many different ways of creating a text file - as many ways as there are IDEs and text editors!
You probably need to pick the IDE or editor that you want to use, and get comfortable with it, before proceeding with the hello_world tutorial. If you want a full IDE experience, Visual Studio Code is a good choice. If you want a basic text editor, Notepad++ is great.
Probably the absence of prompts for Visual Studio 2022 might be due to your existing installation of Visual Studio 2019. Regarding your question about opening a "shell," the easiest way to do so is to use the Windows search bar and type in "Command Prompt" or "Windows PowerShell." Both of these options will provide you with a shell where you can enter the "rustc --version" command to check the installation of Rust. Also, you may want to double-check that you're using the appropriate windows keys for your version of Windows 10 Home. Sometimes using the wrong keys can cause issues during installation.I hope this helps!
I've started and stopped too often to really get RUST going. In my defense, summertime activities are far greater than the need to pursue a hobby. That said, I am still determined to get over the learning curve and start up a new skill.