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Library and command-line tool for listing packages installed by setuptools, their metadata and dependencies and PyPI querying.

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You can install yolk with ``easy_install yolk`` or install from the `subversion
repository <>`_
with ``easy_install yolk==dev``.

Gentoo users can use the ebuild in my `overlay


Yolk is a Python library and command-line tool for obtaining information about
packages installed by setuptools and packages on PyPI (Python Package Index
a.k.a. The Cheese Shop).

Yolk can list all the packages installed by setuptools on your system, show
which packages are active, non-active or in development mode and show you which
have newer versions available.

Usage Examples::

$ yolk -n
List only the non-activated (--multi-version) packages installed

$ yolk -a
List only the activated packages installed (Activated packages are
normal packages on sys.path you can import)

$ yolk -l
List all installed package

$ yolk -l -f License,Author
Show the license and author for each installed package

These options query PyPI::

$ yolk -U
Finds all packages installed via setuptools then checks PyPI for newer

$ yolk -M Paste 1.0
Show all the metadata for Paste version 1.0

$ yolk -M Paste
Show all the metadata for each version of Paste listed on PyPi?

$ yolk -D cheesecake
Show all URL's for cheesecake packages you can download

$ yolk -T source -D cheesecake
Show only source code releases for cheesecake

$ yolk -H twisted
Launches your web browser at Twisted's home page


**0.0.5**: Show packages installed in 'development' mode.
Improved output of -l, -n and -a. You can get the previous (<=0.0.4)
output by adding '-f Summary'
More sanity checking for various options.
Don't throw exception if there is no package metadata

**0.0.4**: Added -U option to query PyPI for new versions of packages you have


elementtree (Optional, for fetching PyPI RSS feed)

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