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The AWS Command Line Interface is a unified tool that provides a consistent interface for interacting with all parts of AWS. AWS CLI commands for different services are covered in this guide, including descriptions, syntax, and usage examples.
The guide is divided into the following major sections.
The opening section, Getting Set Up with the AWS Command Line Interface, lists the prerequisites and includes information that describes how to install the AWS CLI.
This section, Getting Started with the AWS Command Line Interface, explains how to specify which credentials and region the AWS Command Line Interface should use when interacting with AWS. It also covers how to sign up for AWS if you don't already have an account. (An AWS account is required in order to use the AWS CLI.) Following the setup instructions is a list of the AWS services supported by the CLI.
The Using the AWS Command Line Interface section includes information about using the AWS CLI to perform common AWS tasks with different services.