To install the latest version of AWS CLI v2 on your Ubuntu machine, open a terminal and run:
cd ~/Downloads curl "https://awscli.amazonaws.com/awscli-exe-linux-x86_64.zip" -o "awscliv2.zip" unzip awscliv2.zip sudo ./aws/install
To check that everything went well, run:
$ aws --version aws-cli/2.2.42 Python/3.8.8 Linux/5.4.0-87-generic exe/x86_64.ubuntu.18 prompt/off
We can see that the aws-cli version 2.2.42 is now installed !
If aws –version doesn’t work
If you get this error:
bash: /home/<USER>/.local/bin/aws: No such file or directory
it means you need to create a symbolic link:
ln -s /usr/local/aws-cli/v2/current/bin/aws /home/$USER/.local/bin
Now everything should work !
Uninstall AWS CLI v1 first, if you have it
If you already have AWS CLI v1, uninstall it first bedofore installing AWS CLI v2:
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/aws sudo rm /usr/local/bin/aws
Configure the CLI with AWS access key ID and AWS secret key
The first thing you will certainly want to do with your new CLI is to setup your key ID and secret. To do this, simply type:
and you will be prompted to enter your key ID and secret.
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