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       pip - A tool for installing and managing Python packages


       pip <command> [options]

       pip3 <command> [options]


       pip  is  a  Python package installer, recommended for installing Python packages which are
       not available in the Debian archive.   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.

       On Debian, pip is the command to use when installing packages for Python 2, while pip3  is
       the command to use when installing packages for Python 3.


       The command comes before any options.  The following commands are recognized:

       help   Show help for commands.

              Install packages.

              Uninstall packages.

       freeze Output installed packages in requirements format.

       list   List installed packages.

       show   Show information about installed packages.

       search Search PyPI for packages.

       wheel  Build wheels from your requirements.


       This  list  is  by  no  means  complete,  and  it  only describes options available to all
       commands.  Use pip <command> --help for more details on command specific options.   A  few
       command options are provided below.

       -h, --help
              Show more detailed command help.

       -v, --verbose
              Give more output. Option is additive, and can be used up to 3 times.

       -V, --version
              Show version and exit.

       -q, --quiet
              Give less output.

       --log-file <path>
              Path  to  a verbose non-appending log, that only logs failures.  This log is active
              by default at ~/.pip/pip.log.

       --log <path>
              Path to a verbose appending log.  This log is inactive by default.

       --proxy <proxy>
              Specify a proxy in the form [user:passwd@]proxy.server:port.

       --timeout <sec>
              Set the socket timeout (default 15 seconds).

       --exists-action <action>
              Default action when a path already exists: (s)witch, (i)gnore, (w)ipe, (b)ackup.

       --cert <path>
              Path to alternate CA bundle.


       pip install installs packages from:

          • PyPI (a.k.a. The Cheeseshop) and other indexes, using requirements specifiers.

          • VCS project urls.

          • Local project directories.

          • Local or remote source archives

       -e,--editable <path/url>
              Install a project in editable mode (i.e.  setuptools "develop mode") from  a  local
              project path or a VCS url.

       -r,--requirement <file>
              Install from the given requirements file.  This option can be used multiple times.

       -b,--build <dir>
              Directory  to  unpack  packages  into and build in.  The default in a virtualenv is
              "<venv  path>/build".    The   default   for   global   installs   is   "<OS   temp

       -t,--target <dir>
              Install packages into <dir>.

       -d,--download <dir>
              Download  packages  into  <dir>  instead  of  installing them, regardless of what's
              already installed.

       --download-cache <dir>
              Cache downloaded packages in <dir>.

       --src <dir>
              Directory to check out editable projects into.  The  default  in  a  virtualenv  is
              "<venv path>/src".  The default for global installs is "<current dir>/src".

       -U, --upgrade
              Upgrade  all  packages  to the newest available version.  This process is recursive
              regardless of whether a dependency is already satisfied.

              When upgrading, reinstall all packages even if they are already up-to-date.

       -I, --ignore-installed
              Ignore the installed packages (reinstalling instead).

              Don't install package dependencies.

       --install-option <options>
              Extra  arguments  to  be  supplied  to  the  install  command  (use  like
              --install-option       ="--install-scripts=/usr/local/bin").      Use      multiple
              --install-option options to pass multiple options to install. If  you  are
              using an option with a directory path, be sure to use absolute path.

       --global-option <options>
              Extra  global  options  to  be  supplied  to  the call before the install

       --user Install using the user scheme.

       --egg  Install packages as eggs, not 'flat', like pip normally does. This  option  is  not
              about  installing  from  eggs. (WARNING: Because this option overrides pip's normal
              install logic, requirements files may not behave as expected.)

       --root <dir>
              Install everything relative to this alternate root directory.

              Compile py files to pyc.

              Do not compile py files to pyc.

              Do not find and  prefer  wheel  archives  when  searching  indexes  and  find-links

       --pre  Include  pre-release  and  development  versions. By default, pip only finds stable

              Don't clean up build directories.

       Package Index Options:

       -i,--index-url <url>
              Base URL of Python Package Index (default

       --extra-index-url <url>
              Extra URLs of package indexes to use in addition to --index-url.

              Ignore package index (only looking at --find-links URLs instead).

       -f,--find-links <url>
              If a url or path to an html file, then parse for links to archives. If a local path
              or file:// url that's a directory, then look for archives in the directory listing.

       --allow-external <package>
              Allow the installation of externally hosted files

              Allow the installation of all externally hosted files

       --allow-unverified <package>
              Allow the installation of insecure and unverifiable files

              Enable the processing of dependency links.


       pip is able to uninstall most installed packages. Known exceptions are:

          • Pure distutils packages installed with python install, which leave behind no
            metadata to determine what files were installed.

          • Script wrappers installed by python develop.

       -r,--requirement <file>
              Uninstall all the packages listed in the given requirements file.  This option  can
              be used multiple times.

       -y, --yes
              Don't ask for confirmation of uninstall deletions.


       This  manual  page  was  originally  written  by  Jeff Licquia <>, later
       rewritten by Carl Chenet <>.  It  was  rewritten  again  and  the  source
       converted to reStructuredText by Barry Warsaw <>.

       Permission  is  granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License, version 3 or any  later  version  published  by  the  Free
       Software Foundation.


       Barry Warsaw <>