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[ aws . ssm . wait ]



Wait until JMESPath query Status returns Success when polling with get-command-invocation. It will poll every 5 seconds until a successful state has been reached. This will exit with a return code of 255 after 20 failed checks.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--command-id <value>
--instance-id <value>
[--plugin-name <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--command-id (string)

(Required) The parent command ID of the invocation plugin.

--instance-id (string)

(Required) The ID of the managed node targeted by the command. A managed node can be an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, edge device, and on-premises server or VM in your hybrid environment that is configured for Amazon Web Services Systems Manager.

--plugin-name (string)

The name of the plugin for which you want detailed results. If the document contains only one plugin, you can omit the name and details for that plugin. If the document contains more than one plugin, you must specify the name of the plugin for which you want to view details.

Plugin names are also referred to as step names in Systems Manager documents (SSM documents). For example, aws:RunShellScript is a plugin.

To find the PluginName , check the document content and find the name of the plugin. Alternatively, use ListCommandInvocations with the CommandId and Details parameters. The PluginName is the Name attribute of the CommandPlugin object in the CommandPlugins list.

--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.