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Delete a distribution.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--id <value>
[--if-match <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--id (string)

The distribution ID.

--if-match (string)

The value of the ETag header that you received when you disabled the distribution. For example: E2QWRUHAPOMQZL .

--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. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


The following command deletes a CloudFront distribution with the ID S11A16G5KZMEQD:

aws cloudfront delete-distribution --id S11A16G5KZMEQD --if-match 8UBQECEJX24ST

The distribution ID is available in the output of create-distribution and list-distributions. The distribution must be disabled with update-distribution prior to deletion. The ETag value 8UBQECEJX24ST for the if-match parameter is available in the output of update-distribution, get-distribution or get-distribution-config.