Install awscli 1.22.21

ActiveState has made it very easy to install the latest version of awscli. Copy and paste the snippet below into your terminal to install a verified, built-from-source version of awscli from ActiveState's free repository. We've taken care of all the dependencies so you don't have to.

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Run the following command in your terminal

pip3 install --index-url awscli==1.22.21

The --index-url parameter tells pip to install the package from ActiveState's repository.

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Compatible with

Compatible with 3.7, 3.8 & 3.9

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is awscli?

Awscli is the AWS command line interface that pulls all the AWS services (Amazon Web Services, amazonaws) together in one central console, giving you easy control of multiple AWS services with a single tool from the command line.

Which Python versions are compatible with awscli?

Awscli is compatible with Python 2 (v2.7 and later), as well as Python 3 (v3.6 and later).

What dependencies does awscli have?

awscli has the following dependencies, which will be installed automatically when installing awscli.

  • botocore
  • colorama
  • cython
  • docutils
  • flit-core
  • jmespath
  • packaging
  • pyasn1
  • pyparsing
  • python-dateutil
  • pyyaml
  • rsa
  • s3transfer
  • six
  • urllib3
How do you install awscli globally and in a virtual environment?
Installing awscli Globally

Copy (either ctrl+c or just click the “copy” button) and paste the snippet at the top of this page into your command line. As with all Python packages installed with Python’s default package manager, pip, awscli will be installed to %PYTHONHOME%/site-packages.

Installing awscli in a Virtual Environment

You can also work in a virtual environment to prevent conflicts. You can use pip to install a specific version of the awscli package into a virtual environment  for Python 3 projects with the following command:

python3 -m venv <path_to_env>

venv will create a virtual Python installation in the <env_name> folder.

Activate <env_name> with the following command:

On Linux

source <env_name>/bin/activate

On Windows

You can pip install awscli into your virtual environment with the following command:

python -m pip install awscli

Where does awscli install to?

As with all Python packages installed with pip, awscli will be installed to %PYTHONHOME%/site-packages. This will always be true for a global AWS cli installation. If you’re using a virtual environment (like virtualenv) awscli will be installed differently, depending on where you created the directory for your virtual environment (i.e,. C:\program files\myproject for Windows installations)..

Does awscli work on Windows, Linux and Mac?

Yes, awscli will work Windows, Mac, and Linux distributions like Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL, etc.

How is awscli commonly used?

Awscli provides direct access to the public APIs of AWS services that can be controlled from the command line tool and automated through scripts. As long as you have an AWS account and the proper permissions, you can use AWS CLI commands to configure AWS services, such as AWS S3. You can see the full list of options here.