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Lists the attributes for Amazon ECS resources within a specified target type and cluster. When you specify a target type and cluster, ListAttributes returns a list of attribute objects, one for each attribute on each resource. You can filter the list of results to a single attribute name to only return results that have that name. You can also filter the results by attribute name and value, for example, to see which container instances in a cluster are running a Linux AMI (ecs.os-type=linux ).

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--cluster <value>]
--target-type <value>
[--attribute-name <value>]
[--attribute-value <value>]
[--next-token <value>]
[--max-results <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--cluster (string)

The short name or full Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the cluster to list attributes. If you do not specify a cluster, the default cluster is assumed.

--target-type (string)

The type of the target with which to list attributes.

Possible values:

  • container-instance

--attribute-name (string)

The name of the attribute with which to filter the results.

--attribute-value (string)

The value of the attribute with which to filter results. You must also specify an attribute name to use this parameter.

--next-token (string)

The nextToken value returned from a previous paginated ListAttributes request where maxResults was used and the results exceeded the value of that parameter. Pagination continues from the end of the previous results that returned the nextToken value.


This token should be treated as an opaque identifier that is only used to retrieve the next items in a list and not for other programmatic purposes.

--max-results (integer)

The maximum number of cluster results returned by ListAttributes in paginated output. When this parameter is used, ListAttributes only returns maxResults results in a single page along with a nextToken response element. The remaining results of the initial request can be seen by sending another ListAttributes request with the returned nextToken value. This value can be between 1 and 100. If this parameter is not used, then ListAttributes returns up to 100 results and a nextToken value if applicable.

--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.


attributes -> (list)

A list of attribute objects that meet the criteria of the request.


An attribute is a name-value pair associated with an Amazon ECS object. Attributes enable you to extend the Amazon ECS data model by adding custom metadata to your resources. For more information, see Attributes in the Amazon Elastic Container Service Developer Guide .

name -> (string)

The name of the attribute. Up to 128 letters (uppercase and lowercase), numbers, hyphens, underscores, and periods are allowed.

value -> (string)

The value of the attribute. Up to 128 letters (uppercase and lowercase), numbers, hyphens, underscores, periods, at signs (@), forward slashes, colons, and spaces are allowed.

targetType -> (string)

The type of the target with which to attach the attribute. This parameter is required if you use the short form ID for a resource instead of the full ARN.

targetId -> (string)

The ID of the target. You can specify the short form ID for a resource or the full Amazon Resource Name (ARN).

nextToken -> (string)

The nextToken value to include in a future ListAttributes request. When the results of a ListAttributes request exceed maxResults , this value can be used to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.