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AWS Command Line Interface (CLI)
• Unified Tool that provides a Consistent Interface for Interacting with All AWS Services
• Control Multiple AWS services from the Command Line and Automate them through scripts
AWS CLI – Reference
AWS CLI – Command Glossary
AWS CLI – Cheat Sheet
AWS CLI – Documentation
AWS CLI – Installation Guide
AWS CLI – Examples & Best Practices <- article

AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) – Benefits
• One of the main benefits is the ability to save substantial time.
• The savings comes in the form of easier installs, support of all services from one tool, moving beyond GUIs, and automating processes and commands with shell scripting.
1. Easier to Install
• Installing previous toolkits like the old AWS EC2 API toolkit took several steps and forced the user to set up multiple environment variables. There were plenty of places to make a wrong move and bork the install. One huge benefit of AWS CLI is that installation is smooth, quick, simple, and standardized.
2. Supports All Amazon Web Services
• Previously, you needed a dedicated CLI tool for just the EC2 service. It worked well, but it didn’t let users control other Amazon Web Services, like for instance the AWS RDS (Relational Database Service). The AWS CLI, by contrast, lets you control all the services from one simple tool.
3. Saves Time
• GUIs are great when you’re just learning the ropes of a system. Once you get up and running, the user-friendly graphical interface tools start to stand in your way. Most users find it faster and easier to use the AWS CLI once they reach a certain level of proficiency.
4. Scripting
• The ability to automate control of all Amazon’s web services with scripts is possibly the biggest benefit. Partial task automation can free developers from needing to log into the AWS Management Console. Shell scripts make it easy to fully automate cloud infrastructure.

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