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Amazon EC2 CLI / API Tools

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 1/7/2016.

You can use the CLI tools to manage your Amazon EC2 resources (such as instances, security groups, and volumes) and your Amazon VPC resources (such as VPCs, subnets, route tables, and Internet gateways).

To install Amazon EC2 CLI / API Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install ec2clitools

To upgrade Amazon EC2 CLI / API Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade ec2clitools


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
    $packageName= 'ec2clitools'
    $packageVersion = ''
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = ''
    $checksum = '51D6D7DFAFBFEDF74C743DAB6B9B58A4E48232DF'
    $checksumtype = 'sha1'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $toolsDir -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -variableName 'EC2_HOME' -variableValue "C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\ec2clitools\tools\ec2-api-tools-$packageVersion" -variableType 'Machine'
    Install-ChocolateyPath "`%EC2_HOME`%\bin" 'Machine'
    Write-Warning "You must start a new prompt, or re-read the environment for the tools to be available in your command line environment."
    Write-Warning "For completely automatic operation you must set the environment variables AWS_ACCESS_KEY and AWS_SECRET_KEY, for details see:"
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'ec2clitools'
    $zipName = ''
    Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $zipName
    #Using .NET method prevents expansion (and loss) of environment variables (whether the target of the removal or not)
    #To avoid bad situations - does not use substring matching or regular expressions
    #Removes duplicates of the target removal path, Cleans up double ";", Handles ending "\"
    $PathToRemove = '%EC2_HOME%\bin'
    foreach ($path in [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("PATH","Machine").split(';'))
      If ($Path)
        If (($path -ine "$PathToRemove") -AND ($path -ine "$PathToRemove\"))
          [string[]]$Newpath += "$path"
    $AssembledNewPath = ($newpath -join(';')).trimend(';')

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