As previously said, the #[logos] attribute can be attached to the enum of your token definition to customize your lexer. Note that they all are optional.

The syntax is as follows:

fn main() {
#[logos(skip "regex literal")]
#[logos(extras = ExtrasType)]
#[logos(error = ErrorType)]
#[logos(crate = path::to::logos)]
#[logos(source = SourceType)]
enum Token {
    /* ... */

where "regex literal" can be any regex supported by #[regex], and ExtrasType can be of any type!

An example usage of skip is provided in the JSON parser example.

For more details about extras, read the eponym section.

Custom error type

By default, Logos uses () as the error type, which means that it doesn't store any information about the error. This can be changed by using #[logos(error = ErrorType)] attribute on the enum. The type ErrorType can be any type that implements Clone, PartialEq, Default and From<E> for each callback's error type.

ErrorType must implement the Default trait because invalid tokens, i.e., literals that do not match any variant, will produce Err(ErrorType::default()).

For example, here is an example using a custom error type:

use logos::Logos;

use std::num::ParseIntError;

#[derive(Default, Debug, Clone, PartialEq)]
enum LexingError {

/// Error type returned by calling `lex.slice().parse()` to u8.
impl From<ParseIntError> for LexingError {
    fn from(err: ParseIntError) -> Self {
        use std::num::IntErrorKind::*;
        match err.kind() {
            PosOverflow | NegOverflow => LexingError::InvalidInteger("overflow error".to_owned()),
            _ => LexingError::InvalidInteger("other error".to_owned()),

#[derive(Debug, Logos, PartialEq)]
#[logos(error = LexingError)]
#[logos(skip r"[ \t]+")]
enum Token {
    #[regex(r"[0-9]+", |lex| lex.slice().parse())]

fn main() {
    // 256 overflows u8, since u8's max value is 255.
    // 'é' is not a valid ascii letter.
    let mut lex = Token::lexer("Hello 256 Jérome");

    assert_eq!(lex.next(), Some(Ok(Token::Word)));
    assert_eq!(lex.slice(), "Hello");

            "overflow error".to_owned()
    assert_eq!(lex.slice(), "256");

    assert_eq!(lex.next(), Some(Ok(Token::Word)));
    assert_eq!(lex.slice(), "J");

    assert_eq!(lex.next(), Some(Err(LexingError::NonAsciiCharacter)));
    assert_eq!(lex.slice(), "é");

    assert_eq!(lex.next(), Some(Ok(Token::Word)));
    assert_eq!(lex.slice(), "rome");

    assert_eq!(lex.next(), None);

You can add error variants to LexingError, and implement From<E> for each error type E that could be returned by a callback. See callbacks.

Specifying path to logos

You can force the derive macro to use a different path to Logos's crate with #[logos(crate = path::to::logos)].

Custom source type

By default, Logos's lexer will accept &str as input, unless any of the pattern literals match a non utf-8 bytes sequence. In this case, it will fall back to &[u8]. You can override this behavior by forcing one of the two source types. You can also specify any custom time that implements Source.