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adventures into the land of the command line

installing the aws cli

if you like to use amazon web services, their linux command line interface is a pretty funky tool you might want to use. here’s how to install it

dependancy - python 2.6.3

install pip

$ curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py > get-pip.py
$ python get-pip.py

install awscli

$ pip install awscli
$ aws --version

to upgrade to a newer version

$ pip install awscli --upgrade
$ aws --version

configure awscli installation

$ aws configure

fill in the prompts, you inputs are saved into a settings file in ~/.aws/config and can also be set as environment variables. if you have both, the environment variables will be read first

export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=samplekey
export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=samplesecret
export AWS_DEFAULT_REGION=myregion