AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is a set of tools to manage your AWS infrastructure from the terminal or command prompt. It's written in Python and is available as a pip package, though some platforms provide their own installation packages.

pip package of the AWS CLI is officially maintained by AWS and is, therefore, the most up-to-date. The downside is that you need Python and pip installed, which not everyone might prefer.

Steps to install AWS CLI tools using pip:

  1. Launch terminal or command prompt.
  2. Install awscli package using pip.
    $ python3 -m pip install awscli
      Collecting awscli
      Downloading awscli-1.21.12-py3-none-any.whl (3.7 MB)
         |████████████████████████████████| 3.7 MB 4.3 MB/s 
    Collecting rsa<4.8,>=3.1.2
      Downloading rsa-4.7.2-py3-none-any.whl (34 kB)
    Collecting docutils<0.16,>=0.10
      Downloading docutils-0.15.2-py3-none-any.whl (547 kB)
         |████████████████████████████████| 547 kB 856 kB/s 
    Collecting colorama<0.4.4,>=0.2.5
      Downloading colorama-0.4.3-py2.py3-none-any.whl (15 kB)
    Collecting s3transfer<0.6.0,>=0.5.0
      Downloading s3transfer-0.5.0-py3-none-any.whl (79 kB)
         |████████████████████████████████| 79 kB 2.5 MB/s 
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  3. Configure AWS CLI to start using.
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