I manage several machines with pip, and somtimes find myself running this command:
pip search . | egrep -B1 'INSTALLED|LATEST'
which is slow since it processes the entire repo.
It would be great to have a --list switch which provided similar output but more efficiently.
$ pip search . | egrep -B1 'INSTALLED|LATEST'
zope.interface - Interfaces for Python
pip - pip installs packages. Python packages. An easy_install replacement
INSTALLED: 1.2.1 (latest)
numpy - NumPy: array processing for numbers, strings, records, and objects.
PyRSS2Gen - A Python library for generating RSS 2.0 feeds.
INSTALLED: 1.0.0 (latest)
so check out pip list which is currently unreleased. I think that's what you want.
also see pip show
due out in v1.3 which is coming soonish....