A wrapper for pip download in offline scenario.

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pip install pip-download==0.4.2


pip-download: A wrapper useful in offline scenario


pip-download is a tool which can be used to download python projects and their dependencies listed on pypi's download files page. If you run the pip-download command to download one project on a Linux platform, packages end with .whl and can be directly installed on a Windows and a macOS platform will also be downloaded. In that way, you can use these downloaded packages to serve for a minimal pypi sever(like pypiserver ) on your company internal network.

At first, it uses pip download xxx command to download packages of the project xxx to a temp dir. Then it unpacks these downloaded packages' name and version to download all packages of the project xxx. These downloaded packages include packages end with .whl built on the Linux, Windows, macOS platform and the source packages end with .tar.gz or .zip .


pip-download is distributed on PyPI and is available on Linux/macOS and Windows and supports Python 3.6+. You can simply install pip-download as below:

$ pip install pip-download

However, it's a better choice to use a virtual environment:

$ python -m venv venv
# On Windows:
$ .\venv\Scripts\activate
# On Linux:
$ source venv/bin/activate
$ pip install pip-download

virtualenv is also a good choice.


After installation, you can use pip-download to download python projects and its dependencies.

$ pip-download flask
$ pip-download -r requirements.txt
$ pip-download hatch -d /tmp/
$ pip-dwonload -py cp37 ujson
$ pip-dwonload -py cp37 -p win_amd64 ujson

Also, you can put your common options in the config file, python_versions and platform_tags are supported now:

$ pip-download --show-config

$ vim /some-path-to/settings.json
    "python-versions": ["cp37"],
    "platform-tags": ["win_amd64"]

$ vim /some-path-to/settings.json
    "python-versions": ["cp37", "cp36"],
    "platform-tags": ["win_amd64", "manylinux"]

For more usage, use pip-download --help.


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