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.
pip3 install --index-url https://har.activestate.com/activestate/trusted-artifacts/latest awscli==1.22.21
--index-url parameter tells pip to install the package from ActiveState's repository.
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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.
Awscli is compatible with Python 2 (v2.7 and later), as well as Python 3 (v3.6 and later).
awscli has the following dependencies, which will be installed automatically when installing awscli.
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.
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:
You can pip install awscli into your virtual environment with the following command:
python -m pip install awscli
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)..
Yes, awscli will work Windows, Mac, and Linux distributions like Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL, etc.
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.