How to remove installed packages in Python
In this article you will learn how to remove installed packages in Python – using resources of the language itself and also using the pip command
Hey you all programmers, let’s learn how to remove packages installed in our Python applications!
Plus: Without using package manager, you will need to remove package files manually
To know which files belong to each module is simple, you can use the following command to have the files listed:
python setup.py install --record files.txt
This command will generate a file called files.txt, where you will be able to find the directories of the packages already installed
Then just remove them and that’s it!
If you’re on Linux, it’s even easier, use the following command to remove them all:
cat files.txt | xargs rm -rf
And if you use a package manager like pip, it’s even easier to remove these packages
To check all installed packages you can use the following command:
And to uninstall a specific package, try this one out:
pip uninstall package
Now just identify which approach your application will benefit from the most or that it is possible to perform
In this article we learned how to remove installed packages in Python
Firstly a manual method, checking out which packages were installed in the application
And then an alternative running the pip command, which is a package manager for Python
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