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A tool for querying the AWS metadata service from the CLI

Project Description

# awsmeta

A tool for querying the AWS metadata service

Requires Python 2.6+ (and must be run from an EC2 instance)

usage: awsmeta [-h] [-v API_VERSION] [--timeout TIMEOUT] [--version]
[-n short-name] [--list-names]

positional arguments:

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-v API_VERSION Metadata API version (default='latest')
--timeout TIMEOUT HTTP connection timeout in seconds (default: 2)
--version show the awsmeta version
-n short-name, --by-name short-name
Look up a named metadata value
--list-names Print a list of known named metadata keys

# Installation

System-wide: `sudo pip install awsmeta`

User installation: `pip install --user awsmeta` (or use a virtualenv)

When installing as root, a bash completion script is installed to
/etc/bash_completion.d. As a non-root user, you'll need to install the
completion script yourself. You'll find it in the etc/bash_completion.d
subdirectory of the installation path.

# Packaging

[FPM]( is recommended.


fpm -s python -t deb \
--iteration <package_revision> \
--after-install=extras/fpm/after-install \
--before-remove=extras/fpm/before-remove \

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