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get-thing-shadow

Description

Gets the thing shadow for the specified thing.

For more information, see GetThingShadow in the AWS IoT Developer Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Note

The default endpoint data.iot.[region].amazonaws.com is intended for testing purposes only. For production code it is strongly recommended to use the custom endpoint for your account (retrievable via the iot describe-endpoint command) to ensure best availability and reachability of the service.

Synopsis

  get-thing-shadow
--thing-name <value>
outfile <value>

Options

--thing-name (string)

The name of the thing.

outfile (string) Filename where the content will be saved

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

To get a thing shadow document

The following get-thing-shadow example gets the thing shadow document for the specified IoT thing.

aws iot-data get-thing-shadow \
    --thing-name MyRPi \
    output.txt

The command produces no output on the display, but the following shows the contents of output.txt:

{
  "state":{
    "reported":{
    "moisture":"low"
    }
  },
  "metadata":{
    "reported":{
      "moisture":{
        "timestamp":1560269319
      }
    }
  },
  "version":1,"timestamp":1560269405
}

For more information, see Device Shadow Service Data Flow in the AWS IoT Developers Guide.

Output

payload -> (blob)

The state information, in JSON format.