PIPupdate (2016-)

PIPupdate was a simple script that I made after wanting to update all my PIP applications, while also being bored on Christmas vacation. Let me explain.


PIP for Python is basically the apt of Python. 3rd party libraries are distributed through PIP, and PIP generally acts as a package manager, fetching the packages, and installing them using each libraries’ setup.py script.

Sadly, there isn’t a pip upgrade or pip update command, so I decided to create PIPupdate, which was an updater for PIP.



It’s a basic script that updates your packages. There is no detection for packages that don’t need updating, and it just does what it needs to do.

I made this script in a few days over Christmas break in December 2016. Development was abandoned a few days later to focus on PyTerm, which was also eventually actually discontinued because I wanted to work on PyWeather. Anyways, I pushed an update to PIPupdate a few months ago, and I don’t really have any intentions of making PIPupdate better.

You can view PIPupdate over here: https://github.com/o355/pipupdate