Upgrading a pipx application to an alpha version

I wanted to upgrade my git-history installation to a new alpha version.

pipx upgrade git-history doesn't work for that, because it upgrades to the most recent stable version - but I wanted the alpha.

This recipe did what I wanted:

pipx inject git-history git-history==0.7a0

pipx inject provides a way to manipulate the packages installed in a specific pipx managed virtual environment.

The above command runs the equivalent of pip install git-history==0.7a0 inside the virtual environment that pipx is already managing for git-history.

I confirmed that it worked like this:

~ % git-history --version                     
git-history, version 0.7a0

Created 2023-01-11T12:19:09-08:00 · Edit