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Environment package update checker

Project description


pipcheck is an application that checks for updates for PIP packages that are installed



python and the following modules

  • pip
  • future

Tests Requirements

  • nose
  • mock
  • unittest2


Installation using pip:

$ sudo pip install pipcheck

Installation from source:

$ git clone
$ cd pipcheck
$ sudo python install



>>> from pipcheck.checker import Checker
>>> checker = Checker(csv_file='/tmp/updates.csv', new_config='/tmp/updates.pip')
>>> checker.get_updates(get_all_updates=True, verbose=True)
Update Django (1.5.5 to 1.6.2)
Update clonedigger (Unknown)
Update ipdb (up to date)
Update ipython (1.2.1 to 2.0.0)
Update pylint (0.15.2 to 1.1.0)


usage: pipcheck [-h] [-c [/path/file]] [-r [/path/file]] [-v] [-a]
[-p []]

pipcheck is an application that checks for updates for PIP packages that arer

optional arguments:
-h, --help            show this help message and exit
-c [/path/file], --csv [/path/file]
                      Define a location for csv output
-r [/path/file], --requirements [/path/file]
                      Define location for new requirements file output
-v, --verbose         Display the status of updates of packages
-a, --all             Returns results for all installed packages
-p [], --pypi []
                      Change the pypi server from

Python Versions

Tested with against the following Python versions:

  • 3.6.0
  • 3.5.2
  • 3.4.6
  • 3.3.6
  • 2.7.13
  • 2.6.9

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