Library and command-line tool for listing packages installed by setuptools, their metadata and dependencies and PyPI querying.
You can install yolk with easy_install yolk or install from the subversion repository with easy_install yolk==dev.
As of 0.0.7 yolk is in Gentoo’s Portage tree.
Yolk is a Python tool and library for obtaining information about packages installed by distutils, setuptools and easy_install 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 according to PyPI.
$ yolk -l List all installed Python packages $ yolk -a List only the activated packages installed (Activated packages are normal packages on sys.path you can import) $ yolk -n List only the non-activated (--multi-version) packages installed $ yolk -l -f License,Author nose Show the license and author for the package `nose` $ yolk --entry-map nose Show entry map for the nose package $ yolk --entry-points nose.plugins Show all setuptools entry points for nose.plugins
These options query PyPI:
$ yolk -U Finds all packages installed via setuptools then checks PyPI for newer releases. $ 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
0.1.0: You can now use -f with -M
More accurate URL’s with -D using setuptools
Ability to check for a single package with -U
Uses std Python logging module
Fixed bug so we have correct exit codes
0.0.7: New options: –entry-map and -entry-points
Improved results with –download-links
New plugin system. First plugin available: yolk-portage for Gentoo Linux.
-v option is now –version
-v is now a new option: –verbose
Many bug fixes.
- 0.0.6: Fix Windows problem which showed all pkgs in develop mode
on some systems.
Fix bad interpreter shebang in rss_feed.py example
Start using nose unit tests from setup.py
Use restructuredtext in docstrings
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
setuptools elementtree (Optional, for fetching PyPI RSS feed)
Release history Release notifications | RSS feed
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