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Universal Command Line Environment for alicloud

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#AliCloud Command Line Interface

The AliCloud Command Line Interface is a unified tool to manage your AliCloud services. With just one tool to download and configure, you can control multiple AliCloud services from the command line and automate them through scripts.

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* Windows, Linux, OS X, or Unix
* Python 2 version 2.6.X or version 2.7.x not support python 3.x
* Pip

###Install the Alicloud CLI using pip:

$ sudo pip install alicloudcli

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

$ sudo pip install --upgrade alicloudcli
For windows system, you please dont use sudo.

###Command Completion:
On Linux and Mac OS systems, the AliCloud CLI includes a command-completion feature that can enable you to use the TAB key to complete a partially typed command. This feature needs you configure it manually.

Configuring command completion requires two pieces of information: the name of the shell you are using and the location of the alicloud_completer script.


$ complete -C '/usr/local/bin/alicloud_completer' alicloud


% source /usr/local/bin/

###Configure the AliCloud CLI:

Run alicloud configure at the command line to set up your credentials and settings.

$ alicloud configure
Alicloud Access Key ID [****************wQ7v]:
Alicloud Access Key Secret [****************fxGu]:
Default Region Id [cn-hangzhou]:
Default output format [json]:

After configure you can use the tool now:

$ alicloud Ecs DescribeInstances
$ alicloud Ecs StartInstance --InstanceId your_instance_id
$ alicloud Rds DescribeDBInstances

###Install the SDK using pip
AliCloud CLI needs SDK to work , you can install SDK using pip like follow:

$sudo pip install aliyun-python-sdk-ecs
$sudo pip install aliyun-python-sdk-rds
$sudo pip install aliyun-python-sdk-slb

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