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First, check to see if you already have Python installed:

$ python --version

If you don't have Python installed, follow the procedure at Install Python to set it up.

Next, check pip:

$ pip --help


  1. If Python 2.7 or later is not installed, install it with your distribution's package manager. The command and package name varies:

    • On Debian derivatives such as Ubuntu, use APT:

      $ sudo apt-get install python
    • On Red Hat and derivatives, use yum:

      $ sudo yum install python
    • On SUSE and derivatives, use zypper:

      $ sudo zypper install python
  1. Open a command prompt or shell and run the following command to verify that Python installed correctly:

    $ python --version Python 2.7.10

To install pip on Linux

Download the installation script from

$ curl -O


> pip install awscli

To upgrade an existing AWS CLI installation, use the --upgrade option:

> pip install --upgrade awscli

Linux, OS X, or Unix

$ sudo pip install awscli

If you see an error regarding the version of six that came with distutils in El Capitan, use the --ignore-installed option:

$ sudo pip install awscli --ignore-installed six


On Linux and OS X, here are the three commands that correspond to each step:

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


Test the AWS CLI Installation

Confirm that the CLI is installed correctly by viewing the help file. Open a terminal, shell or command prompt, enter aws help and press Enter:

$ aws help
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