pip list

Usage

python -m pip list [options]
py -m pip list [options]

Description

List installed packages, including editables.

Packages are listed in a case-insensitive sorted order.

Options

-o, --outdated

List outdated packages

-u, --uptodate

List uptodate packages

-e, --editable

List editable projects.

-l, --local

If in a virtualenv that has global access, do not list globally-installed packages.

--user

Only output packages installed in user-site.

--path <path>

Restrict to the specified installation path for listing packages (can be used multiple times).

--pre

Include pre-release and development versions. By default, pip only finds stable versions.

--format <list_format>

Select the output format among: columns (default), freeze, or json

--not-required

List packages that are not dependencies of installed packages.

--exclude-editable

Exclude editable package from output.

--include-editable

Include editable package from output.

--exclude <package>

Exclude specified package from the output

-i, --index-url <url>

Base URL of the Python Package Index (default https://pypi.org/simple). This should point to a repository compliant with PEP 503 (the simple repository API) or a local directory laid out in the same format.

--extra-index-url <url>

Extra URLs of package indexes to use in addition to --index-url. Should follow the same rules as --index-url.

--no-index

Ignore package index (only looking at --find-links URLs instead).

-f, --find-links <url>

If a URL or path to an html file, then parse for links to archives such as sdist (.tar.gz) or wheel (.whl) files. If a local path or file:// URL that’s a directory, then look for archives in the directory listing. Links to VCS project URLs are not supported.

Examples

  1. List installed packages (with the default column formatting).

    $ python -m pip list
    Package Version
    ------- -------
    docopt  0.6.2
    idlex   1.13
    jedi    0.9.0
    
    C:\> py -m pip list
    Package Version
    ------- -------
    docopt  0.6.2
    idlex   1.13
    jedi    0.9.0
    
  2. List outdated packages with column formatting.

    $ python -m pip list --outdated --format columns
    Package    Version Latest Type
    ---------- ------- ------ -----
    retry      0.8.1   0.9.1  wheel
    setuptools 20.6.7  21.0.0 wheel
    
    C:\> py -m pip list --outdated --format columns
    Package    Version Latest Type
    ---------- ------- ------ -----
    retry      0.8.1   0.9.1  wheel
    setuptools 20.6.7  21.0.0 wheel
    
  3. List packages that are not dependencies of other packages. Can be combined with other options.

    $ python -m pip list --outdated --not-required
    Package  Version Latest Type
    -------- ------- ------ -----
    docutils 0.14    0.17.1 wheel
    
    C:\> py -m pip list --outdated --not-required
    Package  Version Latest Type
    -------- ------- ------ -----
    docutils 0.14    0.17.1 wheel
    
  4. Use json formatting

    $ python -m pip list --format=json
    [{'name': 'colorama', 'version': '0.3.7'}, {'name': 'docopt', 'version': '0.6.2'}, ...
    
    C:\> py -m pip list --format=json
    [{'name': 'colorama', 'version': '0.3.7'}, {'name': 'docopt', 'version': '0.6.2'}, ...
    
  5. Use freeze formatting

    $ python -m pip list --format=freeze
    colorama==0.3.7
    docopt==0.6.2
    idlex==1.13
    jedi==0.9.0
    
    C:\> py -m pip list --format=freeze
    colorama==0.3.7
    docopt==0.6.2
    idlex==1.13
    jedi==0.9.0
    
  6. List packages installed in editable mode

When some packages are installed in editable mode, pip list outputs an additional column that shows the directory where the editable project is located (i.e. the directory that contains the pyproject.toml or setup.py file).

$ python -m pip list
Package          Version  Editable project location
---------------- -------- -------------------------------------
pip              21.2.4
pip-test-package 0.1.1    /home/you/.venv/src/pip-test-package
setuptools       57.4.0
wheel            0.36.2
C:\> py -m pip list
Package          Version  Editable project location
---------------- -------- ----------------------------------------
pip              21.2.4
pip-test-package 0.1.1    C:\Users\You\.venv\src\pip-test-package
setuptools       57.4.0
wheel            0.36.2

The json format outputs an additional editable_project_location field.

$ python -m pip list --format=json | python -m json.tool
[
  {
    "name": "pip",
    "version": "21.2.4",
  },
  {
    "name": "pip-test-package",
    "version": "0.1.1",
    "editable_project_location": "/home/you/.venv/src/pip-test-package"
  },
  {
    "name": "setuptools",
    "version": "57.4.0"
  },
  {
    "name": "wheel",
    "version": "0.36.2"
  }
]
C:\> py -m pip list --format=json | py -m json.tool
[
  {
    "name": "pip",
    "version": "21.2.4",
  },
  {
    "name": "pip-test-package",
    "version": "0.1.1",
    "editable_project_location": "C:\Users\You\.venv\src\pip-test-package"
  },
  {
    "name": "setuptools",
    "version": "57.4.0"
  },
  {
    "name": "wheel",
    "version": "0.36.2"
  }
]

Note

Contrary to the freeze comand, pip list --format=freeze will not report editable install information, but the version of the package at the time it was installed.