In 2008, Ian Biking introduced a management tool named “pyinstall” to install python packages and distributions. Keep in mind that Biking has also developed the “virtualenv package.” Later, pyinstall changed to Pip Installs Packages after receiving many suggestions.
The PIP is a cross-platform, written in Python to install and manage Python packages from the Python Package Index and from additional libraries (local and remote) that are not part of standard repositories.
How do I Update PIP to Latest Version
To upgrade the PIP package, the command is quite simple. Type the following command in the terminal:
How do you check if a PIP Package is Installed
To check if pip is already available on the system, the simplest way is to use the version option, and it will show the current version of the PIP package.
So, open the terminal and type:
There are two approaches to check the installed PIP modules:
- Through the “pip list” command
- Through the “pip freeze” command
Check what PIP modules are Installed through the “PIP list” Command
The list option will display the list of all the installed modules, including their versions on the system:
Check what PIP modules are Installed through the “PIP freeze” Command
The “PIP freeze” command is another way to find how many modules have been installed using the PIP package. To get it, type:
How to update PIP Modules
To update all the PIP modules, firstly redirect all the modules name to a text file using the “Freeze” command:
And now, run the following command to update all of them:
The PIP is the package management tool for Python development. Almost all the Python modules with the oldest to latest versions can be downloaded using the PIP package management system.
We have learned how to upgrade the PIP package with all of its modules to the latest version and check the availability of all the installed modules using the “pip list” and “pip freeze” commands.