07 April 2013 Joe Chan

How to Update the AWS CLI Tools (Linux)

This is a reference on how to to Update the AWS CLI tools running on Linux. This is specifically for the AWS CLI.

Check Existing Version

$ aws --version
aws-cli/0.5.0 Python/2.6.8 Linux/3.2.37-2.47.amzn1.x86_64

Download Latest Version of the AWS CLI tools from the Git Repository

$ git clone https://github.com/aws/aws-cli.git
Cloning into aws-cli...
remote: Counting objects: 2984, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (1487/1487), done.
remote: Total 2984 (delta 1900), reused 2551 (delta 1473)
Receiving objects: 100% (2984/2984), 1.09 MiB | 624 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (1900/1900), done.


$ cd ~/aws-cli
$ sudo python setup.py install

Verify Version has been Upgraded

$ aws --version
aws-cli/0.8.1 Python/2.6.8 Linux/3.2.37-2.47.amzn1.x86_64

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