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get-template

Description

Returns the template body for a specified stack. You can get the template for running or deleted stacks.

For deleted stacks, get-template returns the template for up to 90 days after the stack has been deleted.

Synopsis

  get-template
--stack-name <value>

Options

--stack-name (string)

The name or the unique identifier associated with the stack, which are not always interchangeable:

  • Running stacks: You can specify either the stack's name or its unique stack ID.
  • Deleted stacks: You must specify the unique stack ID.

Default: There is no default value.

Examples

To view the template body for an AWS CloudFormation stack

The following get-template command shows the template for the myteststack stack:

aws cloudformation get-template --stack-name myteststack

Output:

{
    "TemplateBody": {
        "AWSTemplateFormatVersion": "2010-09-09",
        "Outputs": {
            "BucketName": {
                "Description": "Name of S3 bucket to hold website content",
                "Value": {
                    "Ref": "S3Bucket"
                }
            }
        },
        "Description": "AWS CloudFormation Sample Template S3_Bucket: Sample template showing how to create a publicly accessible S3 bucket. **WARNING** This template creates an S3 bucket. You will be billed for the AWS resources used if you create a stack from this template.",
        "Resources": {
            "S3Bucket": {
                "Type": "AWS::S3::Bucket",
                "Properties": {
                    "AccessControl": "PublicRead"
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

Output

TemplateBody -> (string)

Structure containing the template body. (For more information, go to Template Anatomy in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide.)