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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 setup.py 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
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
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
Be more verbose.
Be less verbose; suppress unimportant output.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org: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 email@example.com 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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