pip-help - description of pip help command



pip-help − description of pip help command


Show help for commands


python −m pip help <command>


−h, −−help

Show help.


Let unhandled exceptions propagate outside the main subroutine, instead of logging them to stderr.


Run pip in an isolated mode, ignoring environment variables and user configuration.


Allow pip to only run in a virtual environment; exit with an error otherwise.

−−python <python>

Run pip with the specified Python interpreter.

−v, −−verbose

Give more output. Option is additive, and can be used up to 3 times.

−V, −−version

Show version and exit.

−q, −−quiet

Give less output. Option is additive, and can be used up to 3 times (corresponding to WARNING, ERROR, and CRITICAL logging levels).

−−log <path>

Path to a verbose appending log.


Disable prompting for input.

−−keyring−provider <keyring_provider>

Enable the credential lookup via the keyring library if user input is allowed. Specify which mechanism to use [disabled, import, subprocess]. (default: disabled)

−−proxy <proxy>

Specify a proxy in the form scheme://[user:passwd@]proxy.server:port.

−−retries <retries>

Maximum number of retries each connection should attempt (default 5 times).

−−timeout <sec>

Set the socket timeout (default 15 seconds).

−−exists−action <action>

Default action when a path already exists: (s)witch, (i)gnore, (w)ipe, (b)ackup, (a)bort.

−−trusted−host <hostname>

Mark this host or host:port pair as trusted, even though it does not have valid or any HTTPS.

−−cert <path>

Path to PEM−encoded CA certificate bundle. If provided, overrides the default. See 'SSL Certificate Verification' in pip documentation for more information.

−−client−cert <path>

Path to SSL client certificate, a single file containing the private key and the certificate in PEM format.

−−cache−dir <dir>

Store the cache data in <dir>.


Disable the cache.


Don't periodically check PyPI to determine whether a new version of pip is available for download. Implied with −−no−index.


Suppress colored output.


Silence deprecation warnings for upcoming unsupported Pythons.

−−use−feature <feature>

Enable new functionality, that may be backward incompatible.

−−use−deprecated <feature>

Enable deprecated functionality, that will be removed in the future.


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