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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.

Note

If the template does not exist, a ValidationError is returned.

Synopsis

  get-template
[--stack-name <value>]
[--change-set-name <value>]
[--template-stage <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--stack-name (string)

The name or the unique stack ID that is 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.

--change-set-name (string)

The name or Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of a change set for which AWS CloudFormation returns the associated template. If you specify a name, you must also specify the stack-name .

--template-stage (string)

For templates that include transforms, the stage of the template that AWS CloudFormation returns. To get the user-submitted template, specify Original . To get the template after AWS CloudFormation has processed all transforms, specify Processed .

If the template doesn't include transforms, Original and Processed return the same template. By default, AWS CloudFormation specifies Original .

Possible values:

  • Original
  • Processed

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

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.)

AWS CloudFormation returns the same template that was used when the stack was created.

StagesAvailable -> (list)

The stage of the template that you can retrieve. For stacks, the Original and Processed templates are always available. For change sets, the Original template is always available. After AWS CloudFormation finishes creating the change set, the Processed template becomes available.

(string)