Install and Configure the Amazon CLI - Amazon Kinesis Data Streams
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Install and Configure the Amazon CLI

Install Amazon CLI

For detailed steps on how to install the Amazon CLI for Windows and for Linux, OS X, and Unix operating systems, see Installing the Amazon CLI.

Use the following command to list available options and services:

aws help

You will be using the Kinesis Data Streams service, so you can review the Amazon CLI subcommands related to Kinesis Data Streams using the following command:

aws kinesis help

This command results in output that includes the available Kinesis Data Streams commands:

AVAILABLE COMMANDS o add-tags-to-stream o create-stream o delete-stream o describe-stream o get-records o get-shard-iterator o help o list-streams o list-tags-for-stream o merge-shards o put-record o put-records o remove-tags-from-stream o split-shard o wait

This command list corresponds to the Kinesis Data Streams API documented in the Amazon Kinesis Service API Reference. For example, the create-stream command corresponds to the CreateStream API action.

The Amazon CLI is now successfully installed, but not configured. This is shown in the next section.

Configure Amazon CLI

For general use, the aws configure command is the fastest way to set up your Amazon CLI installation. For more information, see Configuring the Amazon CLI.