How To Install awscli on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install awscli on Kali Linux. awscli is Universal Command Line Environment for AWS

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install awscli on Kali Linux.

What is awscli

This package provides a unified command line interface to many Amazon Web Services.

A partial listing of these services is:

  • AWS CloudFormation
  • AWS Data Pipeline
  • AWS Direct Connect
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • AWS Elemental MediaConvert
  • AWS Identity and Access Management
  • AWS Import/Export
  • AWS OpsWorks
  • AWS Security Token Service
  • AWS Storage Gateway
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • Amazon ElastiCache
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
  • Amazon Elastic Container Registry
  • Amazon Elastic Container Service
  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Amazon Relational Database Service
  • Amazon Route 53
  • Amazon Simple Email Service
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service
  • Amazon Simple Workflow Service
  • Auto Scaling
  • Elastic Load Balancing

There are three ways to install awscli on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install awscli Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install awscli using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install awscli

Install awscli Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install awscli using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install awscli

Install awscli Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install awscli using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install awscli

How To Uninstall awscli on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the awscli package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove awscli

Uninstall awscli And Its Dependencies

To uninstall awscli and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove awscli

Remove awscli Configurations and Data

To remove awscli configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge awscli

Remove awscli configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove awscli configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge awscli

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install awscli using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.