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How to Install Python-pickle package on Linux?

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  • Last Updated : 24 Feb, 2022

Python pickle package is used for serializing and de-serializing a Python object structure. Any object in Python can be pickled so that it can be stored on the local disk. What pickle does is that it “serializes” the object first before writing it to a file. Pickling is a way to transform a python object (list, dict, etc.). So, in this article, we will be installing the Pickle package in Python on Linux operating system.

Installing Pickle package on Linux using PIP


  1. Python3
  2. Python3-pip

To install the Pickle package in Linux we have to follow the following steps:

Step 1: The first step is to set up a Python environment on your Linux OS. So, in this step, we’ll use the apt manager to install Python 3.

sudo apt-get install python3


Step 2: To install any Python package, we’ll require a PIP manager, which is a Python package installation program. The installation of the PIP manager using apt is described in the steps below.

sudo apt install python3-pip


Step 3: In this step, we’ll actually use the PIP manager to install the pickle package. To install the pickle package, simply run the command below on the terminal.

sudo pip3 install pickle5


Verifying Pickle package installation on Linux using PIP

After you’ve installed the package, the next step is to double-check it. So, in this stage, we’ll only use the terminal to get the information about the installed package (pickle). 

python3 -m pip show pickle5

Below output will be shown in the terminal after successful installation of the pickle package on Linux.


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