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The official unofficial pip API

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The official unofficial pip API.


Since pip is a command-line-tool, it does not have an official, supported, importable API.

However, this does not mean that people haven't tried to import pip, usually to end up with much headache when pip's maintainers do routine refactoring.

This project attempts to provide an importable pip API, which is fully compliant with the recommended method of using pip from your program.

Supported Commands

Not all commands are supported in all versions of pip and on all platforms. If the command you are trying to use is not compatible, pip_api will raise a pip_api.exceptions.Incompatible exception for your program to catch.

Available with all pip versions:

  • pip_api.version()

    Returns the pip version as a string, e.g. "9.0.1"

Available with pip>=8.0.0:

  • pip_api.hash(filename, algorithm='sha256')

    Returns the resulting as a string. Valid algorithm parameters are 'sha256', 'sha384', and 'sha512'

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