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pip download

The pip download command is used in Python to download Python packages from the Python Package Index (PyPI) without installing them. This can be useful when you want to download a package and its dependencies for offline use or for distribution to a different environment.

Here’s the basic usage of the pip download command:

pip download <package-name>

Replace <package-name> with the name of the package you want to download. For example, if you want to download the package “requests,” you would run:

pip download requests

By default, pip download will download the package and its dependencies to the current directory. You can also specify a different directory using the -d or --dest option:

pip download -d <directory> <package-name>

For example, to download the “requests” package and its dependencies to a directory called “downloads,” you would run:

pip download -d downloads requests

You can also specify specific versions or requirements for the package you want to download, just like you would when using pip install. For example:

pip download requests==2.25.1

This will download the specified version of the “requests” package.

Keep in mind that the pip download command only downloads the packages and does not install them. If you want to install the downloaded packages later, you can use pip install with the --no-index option to install packages from a local directory:

pip install --no-index -f <directory> <package-name>

Replace <directory> with the directory where you downloaded the packages using pip download.

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