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A command line tool for developers to check if their project dependencies have known vulnerabilities.

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Pychk is a tool to help developers identify vulnerable dependencies being used in their project. It reads the project's dependencies from the specified file (which is usually requirements.txt) and checks the entries in it against entries in a database of packages with known vulnerabilities associated with them.


Pychk can be easily installed with PIP with the following command:

pip3 install pychk


Pychk reads the project dependencies from the file specified by the user (by default, Pychk will look for 'requirements.txt' in the current directory). It can also, optionally, write the output to a specified file in JSON format.

  • Running Pychk with defaults:
  • Running Pychk against a specific file:
pychk [-p/--path <path to file>]
  • Writing the output to a file:
pychk [-o/--out-file <file>]
  • Displaying help:
pychk -h/--help

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