Posted On: Dec 15, 2015

Earlier this year at AWS re:Invent, we announced the aws-shell project, which provides a number of convenience and productivity features to users of the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI). The project is now available on GitHub ( and PyPI ( The current list of key features include:

  • Auto-completion of commands and options
  • Auto-completion of resource identifiers (Amazon EC2 instance IDs, Amazon SQS queue URLs, Amazon SNS topic names, etc.)
  • In-line documentation for commands and options
  • Ability to execute regular shell commands without exiting
  • Exporting executed commands to a text editor

To find out more, check out the new blog post on the AWS CLI blog.