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pip-review lets you smoothly manage all available PyPI updates.

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pip-review checks PyPI and reports available updates. It uses the list of currently installed packages to check for updates, it does not use any requirements.txt.

Example, report-only:

$ pip-review
requests==0.13.4 available (you have 0.13.2)
redis==2.4.13 available (you have 2.4.9)
rq==0.3.2 available (you have 0.3.0)

Example, actually install everything:

$ pip-review --auto
... <pip install output>

Example, run interactively, ask to upgrade for each package:

$ pip-review --interactive
requests==0.14.0 available (you have 0.13.2)
Upgrade now? [Y]es, [N]o, [A]ll, [Q]uit y
redis==2.6.2 available (you have 2.4.9)
Upgrade now? [Y]es, [N]o, [A]ll, [Q]uit n
rq==0.3.2 available (you have 0.3.0)
Upgrade now? [Y]es, [N]o, [A]ll, [Q]uit y

Up until version 0.3.7, pip-review would show and install any available update including pre-release versions. As of version 0.4, it will only show and install release versions by default. To restore the original behaviour, use the --pre flag.

Since version 0.5, you can also invoke pip-review as python -m pip_review. This is the only way to invoke pip-review that enables it to update itself.


To install, simply use pip:

$ pip install pip-review

Decide for yourself whether you want to install the tool system-wide, or inside a virtual env. Both are supported.


To test with your active Python version:

$ ./

To test under all (supported) Python versions:

$ tox

The tests run quite slow, since they actually interact with PyPI, which involves downloading packages, etc. So please be patient.


pip-review was originally part of pip-tools but has been discontinued as such. See Pin Your Packages by Vincent Driessen for the original introduction. Since there are still use cases, the tool now lives on as a separate package.

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