Amazon CLI user guide document history - Amazon Command Line Interface
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Amazon CLI user guide document history

The following table describes important additions to the Amazon Command Line Interface User Guide, beginning in January 2019. For notification about updates to this documentation, you can subscribe to the RSS feed.

ChangeDescriptionDate

Updated the guide for migrating from Amazon CLI V1 to V2

Expanded the breaking changes guide to include migration instructions to going from Amazon CLI version 1 to the Amazon CLI version 2. Includes updates to the Troubleshooting page to help with installation issues.

May 13, 2022

Content for the Amazon CLI V1 and V2 are now separated into their respective guides

For clarity and ease, the Amazon CLI version 1 and Amazon CLI version 2 content is now separated into their own guides. For Amazon CLI version 1, see the Amazon CLI version 1 User Guide.

November 2, 2021

Added Amazon CLI alias information

Added Amazon CLI alias information. Aliases are shortcuts you can create in the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI) to shorten commands or scripts that you frequently use.

March 11, 2021

Updated filter output information

Updated information for filters and moved to their own page.

February 1, 2021

Added information for Wizards

Added Amazon CLI version 2 wizard information.

November 20, 2020

Updated auto-prompt

Updated the Amazon CLI version 2 auto-prompt information with current features.

November 10, 2020

Added Amazon S3 scripting example

Added an Amazon S3 lifecycle scripting example.

October 15, 2020

Added Amazon EC2 scripting example

Added an Amazon EC2 instance type scripting example.

October 15, 2020

Added retries information

Added a retries page for features and behavior of retries in the Amazon CLI.

September 17, 2020

Server-side and client-side pagination page

Updated pagination information and centralized on a single page.

August 17, 2020

Updated s3 commands page

Updated the high-level s3 commands page with new examples and resources.

July 30, 2020

Updated installation information

The install, update, and uninstall information for Linux, macOS, and Windows are updated.

May 19, 2020

Added information for text file encoding on the Amazon CLI version 2

By default, Amazon CLI version 2 uses the same text file encoding as the local. You can now use environment variables to set text file encoding.

May 14, 2020

Official Docker image for the Amazon CLI version 2 released

The official support Docker image for the Amazon CLI version 2 is released for all Linux, macOS, and Windows.

March 31, 2020

Added information regarding client-side pagers for Amazon CLI version 2

By default, Amazon CLI version 2 uses the pager program less for all client-side output.

February 19, 2020

Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI) Version 2 is officially released

The Amazon CLI version 2 is generally available and is the recommended version for customers to install.

February 10, 2020

macOS installer for Amazon CLI version 2 is now an Apple Package installer .pkg file.

The macOS installer for Amazon CLI version 2 has been updated from a .zip file with a shell script to full macOS Installer package. This simplifies installation and makes it compatible with the newest macOS releases.

February 3, 2020

Added content for Amazon CLI version 2's improved default handling of S3 and STS Regional endpoints

By default, Amazon CLI version 2 now directs requests for the Amazon S3 and Amazon STS services to the currently configured Regional endpoint instead of the global endpoint.

January 13, 2020

Developer preview release for Amazon CLI version 2

Announcing preview release of Amazon CLI version 2. Added instructions about installing version 2. Add Migration topic to discuss differences between versions 1 and 2.

November 7, 2019

Added support for Amazon IAM Identity Center (successor to Amazon Single Sign-On) to Amazon CLI named profiles

Amazon CLI version 2 adds support for creating a named profile that can directly login to IAM Identity Center and get Amazon temporary credentials for use in subsequent Amazon CLI commands.

November 7, 2019

New MFA section

Added a new section describing how to access the CLI using multi-factor authentication and roles.

May 3, 2019

Update to "Using the CLI" section

Major improvements and additions to the usage instructions and procedures.

March 7, 2019

Update to "Installing the CLI" section

Major improvements and additions to the Amazon CLI installation instructions and procedures.

March 7, 2019

Update to "Configuring the CLI" section

Major improvements and additions to the Amazon CLI configuration instructions and procedures.

March 7, 2019