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[ aws . ec2 . wait ]



Wait until JMESPath query length(Images[]) > 0 returns True when polling with describe-images. It will poll every 15 seconds until a successful state has been reached. This will exit with a return code of 255 after 40 failed checks.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--executable-users <value>]
[--filters <value>]
[--image-ids <value>]
[--owners <value>]
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--executable-users (list)

Scopes the images by users with explicit launch permissions. Specify an AWS account ID, self (the sender of the request), or all (public AMIs).


"string" "string" ...

--filters (list)

One or more filters.

  • architecture - The image architecture (i386 | x86_64 ).
  • block-device-mapping.delete-on-termination - A dry-run value that indicates whether the Amazon EBS volume is deleted on instance termination.
  • block-device-mapping.device-name - The device name specified in the block device mapping (for example, /dev/sdh or xvdh ).
  • block-device-mapping.snapshot-id - The ID of the snapshot used for the EBS volume.
  • block-device-mapping.volume-size - The volume size of the EBS volume, in GiB.
  • block-device-mapping.volume-type - The volume type of the EBS volume (gp2 | io1 | st1 | sc1 | standard ).
  • description - The description of the image (provided during image creation).
  • ena-support - A dry-run that indicates whether enhanced networking with ENA is enabled.
  • hypervisor - The hypervisor type (ovm | xen ).
  • image-id - The ID of the image.
  • image-type - The image type (machine | kernel | ramdisk ).
  • is-public - A dry-run that indicates whether the image is public.
  • kernel-id - The kernel ID.
  • manifest-location - The location of the image manifest.
  • name - The name of the AMI (provided during image creation).
  • owner-alias - String value from an Amazon-maintained list (amazon | aws-marketplace | microsoft ) of snapshot owners. Not to be confused with the user-configured AWS account alias, which is set from the IAM console.
  • owner-id - The AWS account ID of the image owner.
  • platform - The platform. To only list Windows-based AMIs, use windows .
  • product-code - The product code.
  • product-code.type - The type of the product code (devpay | marketplace ).
  • ramdisk-id - The RAM disk ID.
  • root-device-name - The device name of the root device volume (for example, /dev/sda1 ).
  • root-device-type - The type of the root device volume (ebs | instance-store ).
  • state - The state of the image (available | pending | failed ).
  • state-reason-code - The reason code for the state change.
  • state-reason-message - The message for the state change.
  • sriov-net-support - A value of simple indicates that enhanced networking with the Intel 82599 VF interface is enabled.
  • tag :key =*value* - The key/value combination of a tag assigned to the resource. Specify the key of the tag in the filter name and the value of the tag in the filter value. For example, for the tag Purpose=X, specify tag:Purpose for the filter name and X for the filter value.
  • tag-key - The key of a tag assigned to the resource. This filter is independent of the tag-value filter. For example, if you use both the filter "tag-key=Purpose" and the filter "tag-value=X", you get any resources assigned both the tag key Purpose (regardless of what the tag's value is), and the tag value X (regardless of what the tag's key is). If you want to list only resources where Purpose is X, see the tag :key =*value* filter.
  • tag-value - The value of a tag assigned to the resource. This filter is independent of the tag-key filter.
  • virtualization-type - The virtualization type (paravirtual | hvm ).

Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Name": "string",
    "Values": ["string", ...]

--image-ids (list)

One or more image IDs.

Default: Describes all images available to you.


"string" "string" ...

--owners (list)

Filters the images by the owner. Specify an AWS account ID, self (owner is the sender of the request), or an AWS owner alias (valid values are amazon | aws-marketplace | microsoft ). Omitting this option returns all images for which you have launch permissions, regardless of ownership.


"string" "string" ...

--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation . Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation .

--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.

--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.