How to Setup the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) on Linux or Windows

aws web services how to setup the aws command line interface (cli) on linux Nov 02, 2022

The AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) is a unified tool to manage your AWS services.

With this one tool to download and configure, you can control multiple AWS services from the command line and automate them through scripts.

The AWS CLI v2 offers several new features including improved installers, new configuration options such as AWS IAM Identity Center (successor to AWS SSO), and various interactive features. 

This article will guide you to setup the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) on Linux or Windows


 Setting up the AWS CLI on Windows


  • Download the AWS CLI MSI installer for Windows (64-bit) from
  • Run the downloaded MSI installer and follow the on-screen instructions. By default, the AWS CLI installs to C:\Program Files\Amazon\AWSCLIV2.

  • To confirm the installation, open a command prompt window, and run the following command:

>> aws --version


 Setting up the AWS CLI on Linux


  • Download the installation file using the following curl command:

>> curl "" -o ""


  • Run the following command to unzip the installation file:

>> $ unzip


  • Run the following command to start the installation:

>> sudo ./aws/install


  • Confirm the installation using the following command:

>> aws --version

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