PIP - upgrade all packages from requirements.txt (interactively)


An interactive pypi pip requirements upgrader. Because upgrading requirements, package by package, is a pain in the ass. It also updates the version in your requirements.txt file.


This cli tools helps you interactively(or not) upgrade packages from requirements file, and also update the pinned version from requirements file(s).
If no requirements are given, the command attempts to detect the requirements file(s) in the current directory.
Quick preview:


pip install pip-upgrader


Activate your virtualenv (important, because it will also install the new versions of upgraded packages in current virtualenv)
CD into your project. Then:
$ pip-upgrade
requirements_file(s)          The requirement FILE, or WILDCARD PATH to multiple files. (positional arguments)
--prerelease                  Include prerelease versions for upgrade, when querying pypi repositories.
-p <package>                  Pre-choose which packages tp upgrade. Skips any prompt.
--dry-run                     Simulates the upgrade, but does not execute the actual upgrade.
--skip-package-installation   Only upgrade the version in requirements files, don't install the new package.
--skip-virtualenv-check       Disable virtualenv check. Allows installing the new packages outside the virtualenv.
--use-default-index           Skip searching for custom index-url in pip configuration file(s).
pip-upgrade             # auto discovers requirements file. Prompts for selecting upgrades
pip-upgrade requirements.txt
pip-upgrade requirements/dev.txt requirements/production.txt

# skip prompt and manually choose some/all packages for upgrade
pip-upgrade requirements.txt -p django -p celery
pip-upgrade requirements.txt -p all

# include pre-release versions
pip-upgrade --prerelease

Final notes

If you encounter any bugs, please open an issue and it will be magically resolved :)
  • support for local caches (index-url) from ~/.pip/pip.conf (ex: devpi)
  • support for package>=0.1.0 (only works for package==0.1.0)
Have fun! :)


Clone the repository, create a virtualenv, then run:
pip install -e .[test]
This command will :
  • run tests
  • print coverage report
  • print pep8 errors


  1. Awesome! What is this "workon" command? An alias?

    1. It's a command for activating a virtualenv, from virtualenvwrapper: https://virtualenvwrapper.readthedocs.io/en/latest/command_ref.html#workon

    2. Ah, thanks! Will give virtualenvwrapper a try. Looks useful.


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