How to configure AWS CLI and tool setup using command prompt - Part 2 (AWS Profile & tool features)

How to configure AWS CLI and tool setup using command prompt-Part 2


What is AWS Profile:

AWS credentials file can contains multiple profiles, it is logical groups of configurations if in case we want use multiple AWS accounts or users to connect AWS resources.

Using command below we can create profile.

>> aws configure --profile <profile name>

Following are the AWS features which are not enabled by default.
  • Command Auto-Completion
  • Filtering CLI Command Output - Query & Filter Options
  • Testing Permissions - Dry-Run options
  • TEsting Functionality - JMESPath
  • Setting up JMESPath Terminal

Command Auto-Completion:: We can enable this feature by using command below.

>> echo $SHELL  and press enter

Output>> /bin/bash

If you see above output that means you are using bash shell. Now we find out auto completer tool path, type command below

>> which aws_completer

Output>> /usr/local/bin/aws_completer OR /usr/bin/aws_completer

Now lets enter bash command to install auto completer.

>> complete -C '/usr/bin/aws_completer' aws

Once you execute command above it will install auto completer successfully to verify it write partial command like below and press tab key

>> aws ec2 desc and press tab key it will complete command like output below.

Output>> aws ec2 describe-



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