We usually care about keeping our terminal tools up to date.
pip however doesn't provide an easy way to upgrade CLI packages. Here's a workaround.
First, let's write a script that prints out all installed Python packages that provide a CLI:
import pkg_resources for pkg in pkg_resources.working_set: if "console_scripts" in pkg.get_entry_map(): print(pkg.project_name)
Save the script in a file named
We can then pass the list of packages to
pip to upgrade them:
python packages.py | xargs pip install --upgrade
Depending on your setup, you might want to use