AWS Shell vs AWS CLI: What are the differences?
Developers describe AWS Shell as "An integrated shell for working with the AWS CLI (by AWS)". The AWS Command Line Interface is a unified tool to manage your AWS services. On the other hand, AWS CLI is detailed as "* Universal Command Line Interface for Amazon Web Services*". It is a unified tool to manage your AWS services. With just one tool to download and configure, you can control multiple AWS services from the command line and automate them through scripts.
AWS Shell and AWS CLI can be categorized as "AWS" tools.
Some of the features offered by AWS Shell are:
- Auto Completion of Commands and Options
- Shorthand Auto Completion
- Server Side Auto Completion
On the other hand, AWS CLI provides the following key features:
- File Commands for Amazon S3
- Control multiple AWS services
- URI-based Parameter Input
AWS Shell and AWS CLI are both open source tools. It seems that AWS CLI with 9.02K GitHub stars and 2.01K forks on GitHub has more adoption than AWS Shell with 5.29K GitHub stars and 482 GitHub forks.
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