The AWS CLI is extremely powerful and can enable access to AWS services and data for scripting and other purposes. Personally, remembering the breadth of commands available is a challenge, but I learned today that autocomplete is available.
The following describes how to setup autocompletion for a system using bash and installed via pip, yum, or Homebrew.
Locate the auto completer package:
$ which aws_completerEnable command autocompletion (assumes default path to aws_completer):
$ complete -C ‘/usr/local/bin/aws_completer’ awsTest command completion:
$ aws e*TAB
*ec2 efs elastictranscoder esecr elasticache elb eventsecs elasticbeanstalk emrTo enable auto completion in the future, add it to the bash user’s profile (assuming default path):
$ cat » ~/.bash_profile
complete -C ‘/usr/local/bin/aws_completer’ aws
CTRL+DFurther detail can be found in AWS Documentation, including details on other types of shells and where else you may find the aws_completer package.