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[ aws . sns ]



Deletes a topic and all its subscriptions. Deleting a topic might prevent some messages previously sent to the topic from being delivered to subscribers. This action is idempotent, so deleting a topic that does not exist does not result in an error.

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--topic-arn <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--topic-arn (string)

The ARN of the topic you want to delete.

--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.


The following command deletes an SNS topic named my-topic:

aws sns delete-topic --topic-arn "arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:0123456789012:my-topic"