bash: aws: command not found

 bash: aws: command not found

If you get the error message "bash: aws: command not found," it means that the aws command is not installed on your system or it is not in your current PATH environment variable. To fix this, you will need to install the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) on your system and then configure your PATH environment variable to include the directory where the aws executable is located.

To install the AWS CLI, you will first need to download the appropriate installer for your operating system from the AWS website. Once you have downloaded the installer, you can run it to install the AWS CLI on your system.

Once the AWS CLI is installed, you will need to update your PATH environment variable to include the directory where the aws executable is located. The exact steps for doing this will vary depending on your operating system. Still, you can typically do this by editing the .bash_profile or .bashrc file in your home directory and adding a line that sets the PATH variable to include the directory where the aws executable is located. For example, if the AWS CLI is installed in /usr/local/aws, you would add the following line to your .bash_profile or .bashrc file:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/aws

After updating your PATH environment variable, you will need to open a new terminal window or run the source command to reload your .bash_profile or .bashrc file and apply the changes. Once you have done this, you should be able to run the aws command from the command line.

If you continue to have issues with the aws command not being found, you may need to consult the AWS documentation or seek help from the AWS support team.

How to install AWS CLI

To install the AWS CLI on macOS, Linux, or Windows, you can use the following instructions:

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to the AWS CLI download page: https://aws.amazon.com/cli/

  2. Scroll down to the "Installing the AWS CLI" section and click on the appropriate link for your operating system to download the installer:

  • For macOS, click on the "macOS" link to download the .pkg installer file.

  • For Linux, click on the "Linux" link to download the .zip or .tar.gz file.

  • For Windows, click on the "Windows" link to download the .msi installer file.

  1. Once the installer file has been downloaded, open it and follow the on-screen instructions to install the AWS CLI on your system.

  2. After the AWS CLI has been installed, you can verify that it is working correctly by running the aws --version command. This should print the version number of the AWS CLI that you have installed.

  3. If you are using Linux or macOS, you may also need to update your PATH environment variable to include the directory where the aws executable is located. To do this, you can edit the .bash_profile or .bashrc file in your home directory and add a line that sets the PATH variable to include the directory where the AWS CLI is installed. For example, if the AWS CLI is installed in /usr/local/aws, you would add the following line to your .bash_profile or .bashrc file:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/aws
  1. After updating your PATH environment variable, you will need to open a new terminal window or run the source command to reload your .bash_profile or .bashrc file and apply the changes. Once you have done this, you should be able to run the aws command from the command line.

For more detailed instructions and additional information, you can refer to the AWS CLI installation guide: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-chap-install.html

FAQs

What does 'bash: aws: command not found' mean?

This error message indicates that the AWS CLI is not installed or not recognized by the system as a command.


Is it necessary to have AWS CLI installed to use AWS services?

Yes, the AWS CLI is a tool that allows users to manage AWS services from the command line. Without it, many AWS actions would require the use of the AWS Management Console in a web browser.


Are there alternatives to the AWS CLI for managing AWS services?

Yes, AWS provides several alternatives, including the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, and the AWS Tools for PowerShell.