Command-line tool querying PyPI and Python packages installed on your system.
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 for obtaining information about packages installed by distutils, setuptools and easy_install and querying packages on PyPI (Python Package Index a.k.a. The Cheese Shop).
Yolk can list all the packages installed by distutils or setuptools on your system by >=Python2.5 or packages installed by setuptools if you have <=Python2.4. You can see which packages are active, non-active or in development mode and show you which have newer versions available by querying 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==1.0 Show the license and author for version 1.0 of 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 pkg_name Shows if an update for pkg_name is available by querying PyPI $ yolk -U Checks PyPI to see if any installed Python packages have updates available. $ yolk -F Paste Download source tarball for latest version of Paste to your current directory $ yolk -F Paste -T svn Do a subversion checkout for Paste to a directory named Paste_svn in your current directory. $ yolk -L 2 Show list of CheeseShop releases in the last two hours $ yolk -C 2 Show detailed list of changes in the CheeseShop in the last two hours $ yolk -M Paste==1.0 Show all the metadata for Paste version 1.0 $ yolk -M Paste Show all the metadata for the latest version of Paste listed on PyPi $ yolk -D cheesecake Show all (source, egg, svn) URL's for the latest version of cheesecake packages $ yolk -T source -D cheesecake Show only source code releases for cheesecake $ yolk -H twisted Launches your web browser at Twisted's home page
0.3.0: Added -C and -L options for new PyPI XML-RPC methods changelog and updated_releases
Always check package name cache on disk before querying PyPi to see if a package exists and has proper case.
Added -F option to download source, egg or subversion checkouts.
Removed -L RSS feed option because the new updated_releases XML-RPC method is much nicer
Fixed ‘-D -T egg’ so it won’t return source if no egg is available
Removed dependency on elementtree
0.2.0: Added ‘svn’ type for -T
A kablillion bug fixes
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
elementtree (For RSS feed option extra_requires [RSS])
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