Understanding Aws Cli Output Text (carriagereturn.nl)


Modified:   May 16, 2022
Published:   November 12, 2021

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–output=text will print everything within innermost [] brackets on single line..

To see it in action see the difference between

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aws iam list-users --query Users[*].[UserName]
aws iam list-users --query [Users[*].UserName]

For nested list object, instead of [*] use [0](individual item) for single line output. Like here for CacheClusters[].CacheNodes

To see it in action see the difference between

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aws elasticache describe-cache-clusters   --show-cache-node-info --query CacheClusters[].[CacheClusterId,CacheNodes[0].Endpoint.Address] --output table
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aws elasticache describe-cache-clusters   --show-cache-node-info --query CacheClusters[].[CacheClusterId,CacheNodes[].Endpoint.Address] --output table

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