AWS CloudFormation
User Guide (API Version 2010-05-15)

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Using the AWS Command Line Interface

With the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), you can create, monitor, update and delete stacks from your system's terminal. You can also use the AWS CLI to automate actions through scripts. For more information about the AWS CLI, see the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.

If you use Windows PowerShell, AWS also offers the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell.


The prior AWS CloudFormation CLI tools are still available, but not recommended. If you need information about the prior AWS CloudFormation CLI tools, see the AWS CloudFormation CLI Reference in the documentation archive.