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Easily ssh to your AWS EC2 instances

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Easily manage your AWS EC2 instances


pip install zec2


You should have this two files on your computer:





To learn more about AWS credentials and how to install them on your computer, please read this:


You can put as many profiles in your aws credentials file and call them with zec2:

# use default aws profile
> zec2 ls

# use different aws profile
> zec2 -p my_profile ls

Use this option with every command.


# list all EC2 instances
> zec2 ls

# list all EC2 instances using custom aws profile (applies to all commands)
> zec2 -p work ls

# live list all EC2 instances
> zec2 ls -f

# ssh to 1st instance from the list
> $(zec2 ssh 1)

# ssh using different user (the default is ec2-user)
> $(zec2 ssh 1 -u ubuntu)

# ssh using different pem key path (the default is ~/.ssh/__instance_key_pair__.pem)
> $(zec2 ssh 1 -i ~/path/to/key.pem)

# stop 1st EC2 instance from the list
> zec2 stop 1

# start 1st EC2 instance from the list
> zec2 start 1

# restart 1st EC2 instance from the list
> zec2 restart 1

# terminate 1st EC2 instance from the list
> zec2 terminate 1

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