CodeKingPlusPlus CodeKingPlusPlus - 1 month ago 6
Python Question

searching for available python packages pip

Through the terminal I would like to be able to search for available python packages. Currently I am using

pip
and/or
easy_install
. I would like functionality similar to
apt-cache
in Ubuntu. Specifically that is:


  1. Be able to search the python package index for packages given a term. Similar to
    apt-cache search [package-name]

  2. Listing all available packages would also be nice.



If you need any more information let me know! All help is greatly appreciated!

Answer

To search for a package:

pip search [package-name]

should do the same.