- Search for packages and display associated information.The input is a MatchSpec, a query language for conda packages.
See examples below.
usage: conda search [-h] [--envs] [-i] [--subdir SUBDIR] [-c CHANNEL] [--use-local] [--override-channels] [--repodata-fn REPODATA_FNS] [-C] [-k] [--offline] [--json] [-v] [-q]
Search all of the current user's environments. If run as Administrator (on Windows) or UID 0 (on unix), search all known environments on the system.
- -i, --info
Provide detailed information about each package.
- --subdir, --platform
Search the given subdir. Should be formatted like 'osx-64', 'linux-32', 'win-64', and so on. The default is to search the current platform.
- -c, --channel
Additional channel to search for packages. These are URLs searched in the order they are given (including local directories using the 'file://' syntax or simply a path like '/home/conda/mychan' or '../mychan'). Then, the defaults or channels from .condarc are searched (unless --override-channels is given). You can use 'defaults' to get the default packages for conda. You can also use any name and the .condarc channel_alias value will be prepended. The default channel_alias is https://conda.anaconda.org/.
Use locally built packages. Identical to '-c local'.
Do not search default or .condarc channels. Requires --channel.
Specify file name of repodata on the remote server where your channels are configured or within local backups. Conda will try whatever you specify, but will ultimately fall back to repodata.json if your specs are not satisfiable with what you specify here. This is used to employ repodata that is smaller and reduced in time scope. You may pass this flag more than once. Leftmost entries are tried first, and the fallback to repodata.json is added for you automatically. For more information, see conda config --describe repodata_fns.
- -C, --use-index-cache
Use cache of channel index files, even if it has expired. This is useful if you don't want conda to check whether a new version of the repodata file exists, which will save bandwidth.
- -k, --insecure
Allow conda to perform "insecure" SSL connections and transfers. Equivalent to setting 'ssl_verify' to 'false'.
Offline mode. Don't connect to the Internet.
Output, Prompt, and Flow Control Options
Report all output as json. Suitable for using conda programmatically.
- -v, --verbose
Use once for info, twice for debug, three times for trace.
- -q, --quiet
Do not display progress bar.
Search for a specific package named 'scikit-learn':
conda search scikit-learn
Search for packages containing 'scikit' in the package name:
conda search *scikit*
Note that your shell may expand '*' before handing the command over to conda. Therefore, it is sometimes necessary to use single or double quotes around the query:
conda search '*scikit' conda search "*scikit*"
Search for packages for 64-bit Linux (by default, packages for your current platform are shown):
conda search numpy[subdir=linux-64]
Search for a specific version of a package:
conda search 'numpy>=1.12'
Search for a package on a specific channel:
conda search conda-forge::numpy conda search 'numpy[channel=conda-forge, subdir=osx-64]'