Update dependencies in pubspec.yaml to their latest versions.
The recommended way to get this package is through pub global.
# installs `pubspec-update` (note the hyphen) > pub global activate pubspec_update
Usage: pubspec-update [arguments] [directory] arguments -c, --confirm Update packages without prompting the user for confirmation. -f, --force Equivalent to --upgrade --confirm. -g, --get Run `pub get` or `flutter packages get` on the package before processing. -h, --help Print this help message. -s, --silent Suppress all output. -u, --upgrade Run `pub upgrade` or `flutter packages upgrade` on the package before processing. Overrides --get.
How it works
pubspec-update only parses the
dev_dependencies blocks of
pubspec.yaml. It looks only at packages with a version string on the same line as the package, including
any and empty version strings.
# All of these will be processed. dependencies: intl: ^0.15.0 frogs: any transmogrify: angular: '>=4.0.0 <5.0.0' dev_dependencies: test: ^1.0.0
# None of these will be processed dependencies: intl: path: ../intl frogs: git: github.com/frog-database/frogs.git transmogrify: hosted: name: transmogrify url: http://some-package-server.com version: ^1.0.0 dev_dependencies: flutter_test: sdk: flutter # Section ignored dependency_overrides:
It will then read the
.packages file to find the latest version of each package, creating the file if it doesn't exist. Using the
--upgrade arguments will first run
pub get or
pub upgrade (or flutter equivalent) before parsing the
Before making any changes, it will show the user exactly what will change and give them a change to abort.
While it can read any version constraints (
">=1.0.0 <2.0.0"), it always uses caret syntax (
^1.0.0) when updating version constraint. This is because it is the most widely used format and because it is much harder to try and intelligently add min and max versions that consider pre-release and build suffixes.
Specifically, the exact version from
.packages is prefixed with a caret (
^) to become the new version.