Amazon CloudSearch
Developer Guide (API Version 2013-01-01)

Command Line Tool Reference for Amazon CloudSearch

You can use the AWS CLI to perform all Amazon CloudSearch API operations for search domains created with the 2013-01-01 API, including creating, configuring, and managing search domains; uploading documents; and submitting search requests. The AWS CLI is a cross-service command line interface with a simplified installation, unified configuration, and consistent command line syntax between AWS services. The AWS CLI is supported on Linux/UNIX, Windows, and Mac. For information about installing and using the AWS CLI, see the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.

The standalone Amazon CloudSearch command line tools provide higher level tools for generating document batches and automatically configuring indexing options based on the contents of a batch.


Version of the Amazon CloudSearch command line tools also supports configuration service operations. However, no bug fixes or enhancements will be released for these operations, and they will be removed in a future version. Although you can continue to use the command line tools to manage your search domains, you are encouraged to migrate to the AWS CLI at your earliest convenience.

The Amazon CloudSearch command line tools and sample IMDB movie data set are available from the Amazon CloudSearch developer tools page.

This section describes the commands available in version of the Amazon CloudSearch command line tools. You can also access the reference information for each tool from the command line by specifying the --help option. For example, cs-import-documents --help.