remove & reinstall python packages in one command
# ripe [![Build Status](https://travis-ci.org/shaunvxc/ripe.svg?branch=master)](https://travis-ci.org/shaunvxc/ripe) [![PyPI version](https://badge.fury.io/py/ripe.svg)](https://badge.fury.io/py/ripe) [![forthebadge](https://img.shields.io/badge/warning-NSFW-orange.svg)](http://forthebadge.com) An unnecessary micro-optimization for those who (like me) spend too much time using –force-reinstall or pip uninstall/install while testing every little incremental change to their packages.
## Why? If you find yourself in a workflow where you are continuously reinstalling local copies of your packages to test out changes, you might find ripe to be a useful little hack.
While pip itself offers equivalent functionality with its –force-reinstall flag, ripe will accomplish the same thing in fewer keystrokes.
Run from the root-level of a package to uninstall the currently installed version, and reinstall using your local changes:
You can also point ripe to the package you wish to reinstall with your local changes:
$ ripe packagename
For more complicated paths:
$ ripe /path/to/local/package
In all cases, ripe will automatically pass y to the Proceed (y/n) prompt for uninstalling.
*Note* ripe must either be run from or pointed to a pip-installable location (it checks for setup.py. If it is run from elsewhere, it will tell you as much before exiting)
$ pip install ripe
#### Disclaimer This is a little tool that uses os.system() to pip uninstall and pip install the local copy of your package onto your system (or current virtual environment). As such this package should only be used locally and properly.