Specifying parameter values for the Amazon CLI - Amazon Command Line Interface
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Specifying parameter values for the Amazon CLI

Many parameters used in the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI) are simple string or numeric values, such as the key-pair name my-key-pair in the following example.

$ aws ec2 create-key-pair --key-name my-key-pair

You can surround strings that do not contain any space characters with quotation marks or not. However, you must use quotation marks around strings that include one or more space characters. For more information about using quotation marks around complex parameters, see Using quotation marks with strings in the Amazon CLI.