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Install or update pip dependency and save it to requirements.txt

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pipup - Better requirements.txt management

So why pipup you ask? It's a silly small utility, but it solves some real issues I have on a daily basis. The 3 most common things I need to do with pip are:

  1. See if a package is installed and, if so, which version is installed
  2. Install a package and then save the installed version info to requirements.txt
  3. Upgrade a package and change the entry in requirements.txt

Sadly, pip doesn't help us here so this is why I've created pipup. Running just pipup <package name> or pipup -U <package name> just does what I want. No more forgetting to include or update a requirements.txt entry for me!


pipup is installed via pip:

pip install pipup


Using pipup is easy:

$ pipup Django

If Django is already installed, pipup will display the current version for you like this:

$ pipup Django
Looking for 'Django'
Already installed:
No changes to save, skipping save.

If Django isn't installed, pipup will install it and save the pinned version of the package to the requirements.txt in your current directory:

$ pipup Django
Looking for 'Django'
Installing 'Django'...
Changes saved to /Users/frank/work/src/pipup/requirements.txt

If we have an older version of Django installed, say Django==1.8.4 we can use the --upgrade or -U option to upgrade Django and update our requirements:

$ pipup -U Django
Looking for 'Django'
Already installed:
Changes saved to /Users/frank/work/src/pipup/requirements.txt

Detailed options

`--upgrade` or `-U` install or upgrade the requested package(s)
`--skip` or `-s` install or upgrade, but don't save the changes into your requirements file
`--requirements` or `-r` path to the requirements file you wish to update

NOTE: Originally we tried to be smart and walk your file system backwards until we found a requirements.txt, but this can easily write the pip changes to a random requirements.txt on your system if you use a certain, fairly common, directory structure for your Python projects. To avoid this confusion, we're going to be explicit and require that you run pipup from the top of a project or specify the requirements path directly yourself.

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