python 3.6+ is required to install pipx. pipx can run binaries from packages with Python 3.3+. Don't have Python 3.6 or later? See Python 3 Installation & Setup Guide.
You also need to have
pip installed on your machine for
python3. Installing it varies from system to system. Consult pip's installation instructions. Installing on Linux works best with a Linux Package Manager.
pipx works on macOS, linux, and Windows.
brew install pipx pipx ensurepath
Otherwise, install via pip (requires pip 19.0 or later):
python3 -m pip install --user pipx python3 -m pipx ensurepath
The default binary location for pipx-installed apps is
~/.local/bin. This can be overridden with the environment variable
pipx's default virtual environment location is
~/.local/pipx. This can be overridden with the environment variable
brew update && brew upgrade pipx
Otherwise, upgrade via pip:
python3 -m pip install --user -U pipx
Note: Upgrading pipx from a pre-0.15.0.0 version to 0.15.0.0 or later
After upgrading to pipx 0.15.0.0 or above from a pre-0.15.0.0 version, you must re-install all packages to take advantage of the new persistent pipx metadata files introduced in the 0.15.0.0 release. These metadata files store pip specification values, injected packages, any custom pip arguments, and more in each main package's venv.
If you have no packages installed using the
--spec option, and no venvs with injected packages, you can do this by running
If you have any packages installed using the
--spec option or venvs with injected packages, you should reinstall packages manually using
pipx uninstall-all, followed by
pipx install and possibly
You can easily get your shell's tab completions working by following instructions printed with this command:
Install pipx Development Versions
New versions of pipx are published as beta or release candidates. These versions look something like
b1 signifies the first beta release of version 0.13. These releases can be tested with
pip install --user pipx --upgrade --dev