aws-shell is a command-line shell program that provides convenience and productivity features

aws-shell is a command-line shell program that provides convenience and productivity features to help both new and advanced users of the AWS Command Line Interface. 

Key features include the following.
  • Fuzzy auto-completion for
    • Commands (e.g. ec2, describe-instances, sqs, create-queue)
    • Options (e.g. --instance-ids, --queue-url)
    • Resource identifiers (e.g. Amazon EC2 instance IDs, Amazon SQS queue URLs, Amazon SNS topic names)
  • Dynamic in-line documentation
    • Documentation for commands and options are displayed as you type
  • Execution of OS shell commands
    • Use common OS commands such as cat, ls, and cp and pipe inputs and outputs without leaving the shell
  • Export executed commands to a text editor

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