AWS-CLI on macOS

Installation Guide

January 28, 2019

This guide will explain how to install Amazon Web Services Command Line Interface (AWS-CLI) on macOS.

Step 1

Check your Python installation to ensure it’s either version 2.6.5+ or version 3.3+:

      python --version

If your version of Python does not meet these standards, please read our Guide to Upgrading Python on macOS.

Step 2

Download, unzip, and run the AWS-CLI installation package:

      sudo curl "" -o ""
sudo unzip
sudo ./awscli-bundle/install -i /usr/local/aws -b /usr/local/bin/aws

Step 3

To ensure that the package is installed correctly, run:

      aws --version

If you get an answer that looks like this, AWS-CLI is correctly installed:

aws-cli/1.16.72 Python/2.7.10 Darwin/18.2.0 botocore/1.12.62

To learn how to configure AWS-CLI, read our How-To.

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