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Download or build two wheels and launch a diff tool to compare them

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pipx install pip-wheel-diff


Imagine you have to review a pull request with a diff like this in requirements.txt.

A diff in requirements.txt

How do you verify the change is what you expect?

To answer this question, you can run pip-wheel-diff with two pip requirements as arguments. It will download or build the wheels, unzip them, clean them up a little bit for comparability and run a diff tool to compare them.


pip-wheel-diff \
  "odoo-addon-stock-release-channel @ git+" \

It tries to find a diff tool in the following order:

  • meld
  • diff -r


pip-wheel-diff is distributed under the terms of the MIT license.

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