Amazon Web Services Command Line Interface The AWS CLI is an open source tool built on top of the AWS SDK for Python (Boto) that provides commands for interacting with AWS services. With minimal configuration, you can start using all of the functionality provided by the AWS Management Console from your favorite terminal program. Linux shells â€“ Use common shell programs such as Bash, Zsh, and tsch to run commands in Linux, macOS, or Unix. Windows command line â€“ On Microsoft Windows, run commands in either PowerShell or the Windows Command Processor. Remotely â€“ Run commands on Amazon EC2 instances through a remote terminal such as PuTTY or SSH, or with Amazon EC2 systems manager. The AWS CLI provides direct access to AWS services' public APIs. Explore a service's capabilities with the AWS CLI, and develop shell scripts to manage your resources. Or take what you've learned to develop programs in other languages with the AWS SDK. In addition to the low level, API equivalent commands, the AWS CLI also provides customizations for several services. Customizations are higher level commands that simplify using a service with a complex API. For example, the aws s3 set of commands provide a familiar syntax for managing files in Amazon S3. Example Upload a file to Amazon S3 aws s3 cp provides a shell-like copy command, and automatically performs a multipart upload to transfer large files quickly and resiliently. ~$ aws s3 cp myvideo.mp4 s3://mybucket/ Performing the same task with the low level commands (available under aws s3api) would take a lot more effort. Depending on your use case, you may want to use the AWS SDK, a toolkit, or the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell. Synopsis aws [options] <command> <subcommand> [parameters] Use aws command help for information on a specific command. Use aws help topics to view a list of available help topics. The synopsis for each command shows its parameters and their usage. Optional parameters are shown in square brackets. Options --debug (boolean) Turn on debug logging. --endpoint-url (string) Override command's default URL with the given URL. --no-verify-ssl (boolean) By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates. --no-paginate (boolean) Disable automatic pagination. --output (string) The formatting style for command output. json text table --query (string) A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data. --profile (string) Use a specific profile from your credential file. --region (string) The region to use. Overrides config/env settings. --version (string) Display the version of this tool. --color (string) Turn on/off color output. on off auto --no-sign-request (boolean) Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided. --ca-bundle (string) The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings. --cli-read-timeout (int) The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. --cli-connect-timeout (int) The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. Available Services acm acm-pca alexaforbusiness apigateway application-autoscaling appstream appsync athena autoscaling autoscaling-plans batch budgets ce cloud9 clouddirectory cloudformation cloudfront cloudhsm cloudhsmv2 cloudsearch cloudsearchdomain cloudtrail cloudwatch codebuild codecommit codepipeline codestar cognito-identity cognito-idp cognito-sync comprehend configservice configure connect cur datapipeline dax deploy devicefarm directconnect discovery dlm dms ds dynamodb dynamodbstreams ec2 ecr ecs efs eks elasticache elasticbeanstalk elastictranscoder elb elbv2 emr es events firehose fms gamelift glacier glue greengrass guardduty health history iam importexport inspector iot iot-data iot-jobs-data iot1click-devices iot1click-projects iotanalytics kinesis kinesis-video-archived-media kinesis-video-media kinesisanalytics kinesisvideo kms lambda lex-models lex-runtime lightsail logs machinelearning macie marketplace-entitlement marketplacecommerceanalytics mediaconvert medialive mediapackage mediastore mediastore-data mediatailor meteringmarketplace mgh mobile mq mturk neptune opsworks opsworks-cm organizations pi pinpoint polly pricing rds redshift rekognition resource-groups resourcegroupstaggingapi route53 route53domains s3 s3api sagemaker sagemaker-runtime sdb secretsmanager serverlessrepo servicecatalog servicediscovery ses shield signer sms snowball sns sqs ssm stepfunctions storagegateway sts support swf transcribe translate waf waf-regional workdocs workmail workspaces xray These commands will take you to the appropriate article at Amazon.