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The missing command for pip

Table of Contents


  • Updates system packages and local packages.
  • Discovers packages present within multiple Python Environments.
  • Updates packages mentioned within a requirements.txt file (Also pins up-to-date versions if mentioned).
  • Smart requirements.txt detector.
  • Pipfile support.
  • Detects semantic version to avoid updates that break changes.
  • Parallel updates (blazingly fast).
  • Python 2.7+ and Python 3.4+ compatible. Also pip 9+, pip 10+, pip 18+ and pip 19.0.1+ compatible.
  • Automate your Dependencies by installing pipupgrade in your CI workflow.
  • Zero Dependencies!


$ pip install pipupgrade


Basic Usage

Upgrades all the packages across all detected pip environments.

Upgrades pipupgrade.

Upgrades all the packages within the defined pip environment.

Checks and pretty prints outdated packages (Does not perform upgrades).

WARNING: Upgrades all packages (including the ones that break change).

Prompts confirmation dialog for each package to be upgraded.

Upgrades the requirements file (if required).

Upgrades the Pipfile and Pipfile.lock file (if required).

Upgrades all the requirements file and/or Pipfile/Pipfile.lock within a project directory.

That's basically it! Run the help for more details...

$ pipupgrade --help
usage: pipupgrade [--pip-path PIP_PATH] [-y] [-c] [-l] [-s] [-r REQUIREMENTS]
                  [--pipfile PIPFILE] [-i] [-p PROJECT]
                  [--git-username GIT_USERNAME] [--git-email GIT_EMAIL]
                  [--pull-request] [--github-access-token GITHUB_ACCESS_TOKEN]
                  [--github-reponame GITHUB_REPONAME]
                  [--github-username GITHUB_USERNAME]
                  [--target-branch TARGET_BRANCH] [-j JOBS] [-u]
                  [--no-included-requirements] [--no-cache] [--no-color] [-V]
                  [-v] [-h]

pipupgrade (v 1.5.1)


optional arguments:
  --pip-path PIP_PATH   Path to pip executable to be used. (default: None)
  -y, --yes             Confirm for all dialogs. (default: False)
  -c, --check           Check for outdated packages. (default: False)
  -l, --latest          Update all packages to latest. (default: False)
  -s, --self            Update pipupgrade. (default: False)
                        Path(s) to requirements.txt file. (default: None)
  --pipfile PIPFILE     Path(s) to Pipfile (default: None)
  -i, --interactive     Interactive Mode (default: False)
  -p PROJECT, --project PROJECT
                        Path(s) to Project (default: None)
  --git-username GIT_USERNAME
                        Git Username (default: None)
  --git-email GIT_EMAIL
                        Git Email (default: None)
  --pull-request        Perform a Pull Request (default: False)
  --github-access-token GITHUB_ACCESS_TOKEN
                        GitHub Access Token (default: None)
  --github-reponame GITHUB_REPONAME
                        Target GitHub Repository Name (default: None)
  --github-username GITHUB_USERNAME
                        Target GitHub Username (default: None)
  --target-branch TARGET_BRANCH
                        Target Branch (default: master)
  -j JOBS, --jobs JOBS  Number of Jobs to be used. (default: 4)
  -u, --user            Install to the Python user install directory for
                        environment variables and user configuration.
                        (default: False)
                        Avoid updating included requirements (default: False)
  --no-cache            Avoid fetching latest updates from PyPI server.
                        (default: False)
  --no-color            Avoid colored output. (default: False)
  -V, --verbose         Display verbose output. (default: False)
  -v, --version         Show pipupgrade's version number and exit.
  -h, --help            Show this help message and exit.

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pipupgrade attempts to provide an all-in-one solution as compared to the following packages:

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