List of Amazon SWF commands by category - Amazon Command Line Interface
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List of Amazon SWF commands by category

You can use the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI) to create, display, and manage workflows in Amazon Simple Workflow Service (Amazon SWF).

This section lists the reference topics for Amazon SWF commands in the Amazon CLI, grouped by functional category.

For an alphabetic list of commands, see the Amazon SWF section of the Amazon CLI Command Reference, or use the following command.

$ aws swf help

You can also get help for an individual command, by placing the help directive after the command name. The following shows an example.

$ aws swf register-domain help

Commands related to activities

Activity workers use poll-for-activity-task to get new activity tasks. After a worker receives an activity task from Amazon SWF, it performs the task and responds using respond-activity-task-completed if successful or respond-activity-task-failed if unsuccessful.

The following are commands that are performed by activity workers:

Commands related to deciders

Deciders use poll-for-decision-task to get decision tasks. After a decider receives a decision task from Amazon SWF, it examines its workflow execution history and decides what to do next. It calls respond-decision-task-completed to complete the decision task and provides zero or more next decisions.

The following are commands that are performed by deciders:

Commands related to workflow executions

The following commands operate on a workflow execution:

Commands related to administration

Although you can perform administrative tasks from the Amazon SWF console, you can use the commands in this section to automate functions or build your own administrative tools.

Activity management

Workflow management

Domain management

For more information and examples of these domain management commands, see Working with Amazon SWF domains using the Amazon CLI.

Workflow execution management

Visibility commands

Although you can perform visibility actions from the Amazon SWF console, you can use the commands in this section to build your own console or administrative tools.

Activity visibility

Workflow visibility

Workflow execution visibility

Domain visibility

For more information and examples of these domain visibility commands, see Working with Amazon SWF domains using the Amazon CLI.

Task list visibility