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       pip - install Python packages


       pip [command] [options]


       This manual page documents briefly the pip command.

       This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the
       original program does not have a manual page.

       pip is an alternative Python package installer. It performs the same
       basic job as easy_install, but with some extra features. It can work
       with version control repositories (currently only Git, Mercurial, and
       Bazaar repositories), logs output extensively, and prevents partial
       installs by downloading all requirements before starting installation.

       It has some disadvantages when compared to easy_install. It does not
       use egg files, although it does preserve egg metadata. Some setuptools
       features are not yet supported, and some custom features won´t

       pip is designed to work with virtualenv, in that it can be given the
       path to a virtualenv environment (with -E or --environment) and it will
       know to install to that environment instead of the system locations.


       The command comes before any options. The following commands are

           Show the help text.

           Create "bundles" which can be used by pip to install the group of
           Python packages in multiple places.

           Write the current list of installed packages to a requirements
           file, which can be used by pip to reinstall the same set of

           Install packages.

           Unzip an individual package.

           Zip an individual package.


       These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
       options starting with two dashes (‘-´). A summary of options is
       included below.

       -h --help
           Show summary of options.

           Show version of program.

       -v --verbose
           Be more verbose.

       -q --quiet
           Be less verbose; suppress unimportant output.

       -E --environment
           When using pip with a virtual environment created by virtualenv,
           use this option to specify either the path to the environment or
           the path to its Python interpreter.

           Output a log file describing the actions taken to the specified

           Have pip use a proxy server to access sites. This can be specified
           using "user:password@proxy.server:port" notation. If the password
           is left out, pip will ask for it.

           Set the timeout for connecting to download sites, in seconds. This
           defaults to 15 seconds if not given.


       The upstream documentation, stored in /usr/share/doc/python-pip.


       This manual page was written by Jeff Licquia for the
       Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to
       copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU
       General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the
       Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.


       CopyrightCopyright © 2009 Jeff Licquia

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