pip-help - Man Page

description of pip help command


Show help for commands


python -m pip help <command>


-h,  --help

Show help.


Let unhandled exceptions propagate outside the main subroutine, instead of logging them to stderr.


Run pip in an isolated mode, ignoring environment variables and user configuration.

-v,  --verbose

Give more output. Option is additive, and can be used up to 3 times.

-V,  --version

Show version and exit.

-q,  --quiet

Give less output. Option is additive, and can be used up to 3 times (corresponding to WARNING, ERROR, and CRITICAL logging levels).

--log <path>

Path to a verbose appending log.


Disable prompting for input.

--proxy <proxy>

Specify a proxy in the form [user:passwd@]proxy.server:port.

--retries <retries>

Maximum number of retries each connection should attempt (default 5 times).

--timeout <sec>

Set the socket timeout (default 15 seconds).

--exists-action <action>

Default action when a path already exists: (s)witch, (i)gnore, (w)ipe, (b)ackup, (a)bort.

--trusted-host <hostname>

Mark this host or host:port pair as trusted, even though it does not have valid or any HTTPS.

--cert <path>

Path to PEM-encoded CA certificate bundle. If provided, overrides the default. See 'SSL Certificate Verification' in pip documentation for more information.

--client-cert <path>

Path to SSL client certificate, a single file containing the private key and the certificate in PEM format.

--cache-dir <dir>

Store the cache data in <dir>.


Disable the cache.


Don't periodically check PyPI to determine whether a new version of pip is available for download. Implied with --no-index.


Suppress colored output.


Silence deprecation warnings for upcoming unsupported Pythons.

--use-feature <feature>

Enable new functionality, that may be backward incompatible.

--use-deprecated <feature>

Enable deprecated functionality, that will be removed in the future.


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The man pages pip-3.10-help(1), pip3.10-help(1), pip-3-help(1) and pip3-help(1) are aliases of pip-help(1).

Jan 21, 2022 21.3 pip