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Using Amazon EC2 through the AWS Command Line Interface

You can access the features of Amazon EC2 using the AWS CLI. To list the AWS CLI commands for Amazon EC2, use the following command.

$ aws ec2 help

Before you run any commands, set your default credentials. For more information, see Configuring the AWS CLI.

For examples of common tasks for Amazon EC2, see the following topics.