pip-config - description of pip config command

Manage local and global configuration.


  • list: List the active configuration (or from the file specified)
  • edit: Edit the configuration file in an editor
  • get: Get the value associated with command.option
  • set: Set the command.option=value
  • unset: Unset the value associated with command.option
  • debug: List the configuration files and values defined under them

Configuration keys should be dot separated command and option name, with the special prefix "global" affecting any command. For example, "pip config set global.index-url https://example.org/" would configure the index url for all commands, but "pip config set download.timeout 10" would configure a 10 second timeout only for "pip download" commands.

If none of --user, --global and --site are passed, a virtual environment configuration file is used if one is active and the file exists. Otherwise, all modifications happen to the user file by default.

python -m pip config [<file-option>] list
python -m pip config [<file-option>] [--editor <editor-path>] edit
python -m pip config [<file-option>] get command.option
python -m pip config [<file-option>] set command.option value
python -m pip config [<file-option>] unset command.option
python -m pip config [<file-option>] debug

Editor to use to edit the file. Uses VISUAL or EDITOR environment variables if not provided.
Use the system-wide configuration file only
Use the user configuration file only
Use the current environment configuration file only

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