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Find outdated dependencies in your requirements.txt or setup.cfg

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Find outdated dependencies in your requirements.txt or setup.cfg file. Report missing/outdated/incompatible packages with table and colors.

This tool compares the version number with the version specifier in requirements.txt or setup.cfg. If you just want to list all updatable package, simply use pip list --outdated command.


From pypi

pip install pip-outdated


usage: pip-outdated [-h] [-v] [-q] [<file> [<file> ...]]

Find outdated dependencies in your requirements.txt or setup.cfg file.

positional arguments:
  <file>         Read dependencies from requirements files. This option
                 accepts glob pattern. (default: ['requirements.txt',

optional arguments:
  -h, --help     show this help message and exit
  -v, --verbose  Print verbose information. (default: False)
  -q, --quiet    Don't return exit code 1 if not everything is up to date.
                 (default: False)

Check multiple files e.g. test-requirements.txt and dev-requirements.txt:

pip-outdated *-requirements.txt

Check files under requirements folder:

pip-outdated requirements/*.txt


  • Add options to update the package?

  • Add options to update the requirements.txt/setup.cfg file?

  • Add options to list all packages? (e.g. -g, --global)


  • 0.5.0 (Jan 12, 2022)

    • Bump dependencies.

    • Add: typehint.

  • 0.4.0 (Jan 30, 2020)

    • Breaking: bump Python to 3.7

    • Add: request in parallel.

    • Add: --quiet option.

  • 0.3.0 (Oct 13, 2019)

    • Breaking: set exit code to 1 if not all good.

    • Fix: don’t check prereleases.

    • Add: check setup_requires and extras_require in cfg files.

  • 0.2.0 (Feb 10, 2019)

  • 0.1.0 (May 12, 2018)

    • First release.

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