This article is for those looking for a detailed and straightforward guide on installing AWS CLI on macOS.

The AWS CLI is a single tool for managing AWS services. With just one tool download, you can control many AWS services from the command line and automate them with scripts.

Note that we will be using the iTerm2 terminal emulator.

Download the AWS CLI installer using the command:

curl "" -o "AWSCLIV2.pkg"

Install AWS CLI on macOS

Let’s start the AWS CLI installation using the command:

sudo installer -pkg AWSCLIV2.pkg -target /

Install AWS CLI on macOS

Specify the password for the account and press “Enter”.

Install AWS CLI on macOS

Now you can see the location of the executable file with the command:

which aws

Install AWS CLI on macOS

You can now view the installed version of AWS CLI using the command:

aws --version

Install AWS CLI on macOS

Everything is ready to use the AWS CLI.

Install AWS CLI on macOS

You can read more about how to configure AWS CLI in my guide “Configure AWS CLI”.

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