I came across the need today to show details about a random PyPi package which wasn't installed on my machine yet. So I simply did
pip show <package_name> but it didn't return anything.
pip has also removed the
--no-install option for simulating an install through which I could have known these details too. So I wrote this little script to show the details of any package even if it isn't installed on your machine.
pip install pipshow
pip uninstall pipshow