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README.rst

pip-autoremove

Remove a package and its unused dependencies.

Quickstart

First, install pip-autoremove:

$ pip install pip-autoremove

Install a package which has dependencies, e.g. Flask:

$ pip install Flask

...
Successfully installed Flask Werkzeug Jinja2 itsdangerous markupsafe
Cleaning up...

Uninstall it and all its unused dependencies:

$ pip-autoremove Flask -y

Flask 0.10.1 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
    Werkzeug 0.9.6 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
    Jinja2 2.7.3 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
        MarkupSafe 0.23 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
    itsdangerous 0.24 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)

Uninstalling MarkupSafe:
  Successfully uninstalled MarkupSafe
Uninstalling Jinja2:
  Successfully uninstalled Jinja2
Uninstalling itsdangerous:
  Successfully uninstalled itsdangerous
Uninstalling Werkzeug:
  Successfully uninstalled Werkzeug
Uninstalling Flask:
  Successfully uninstalled Flask

Remove multiple packages and their dependencies at once:

$ pip install Flask Sphinx

...
Successfully installed Flask Sphinx Werkzeug Jinja2 itsdangerous Pygments docutils markupsafe
Cleaning up...
$ pip-autoremove Flask Sphinx -y

Sphinx 1.2.2 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
    Jinja2 2.7.3 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
        MarkupSafe 0.23 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
    Pygments 1.6 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
    docutils 0.12 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
Flask 0.10.1 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
    Werkzeug 0.9.6 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
    Jinja2 2.7.3 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
        MarkupSafe 0.23 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
    itsdangerous 0.24 (/tmp/pip-autoremove/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages)
...

Usage

Usage: pip-autoremove [OPTION]... [NAME]...

Options:
  --version     show program's version number and exit
  -h, --help    show this help message and exit
  -l, --list    list unused dependencies, but don't uninstall them.
  -L, --leaves  list leaves (packages which are not used by any others).
  -y, --yes     don't ask for confirmation of uninstall deletions.

Installation

$ pip install pip-autoremove
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