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If you want to tag AWS resources via the CLI in a uniform manner, then awsometag might be just the tool you're looking for.

Install it

Install awsometag by downloading one of the binaries or, if you have Go 1.12+ installed, you can clone this repo and build it from source using make bin.

Install on macOS

For example, to install awsometag from binary on macOS you would do:

curl -L \
    -o awsometag.tar.gz && \
    tar xvzf awsometag.tar.gz awsometag && \
    mv awsometag /usr/local/bin && \
    rm awsometag*

Supported platforms:

  • Linux (both Intel and ARM)
  • macOS
  • Windows

Use it

The awsometag CLI tool takes two arguments:

  1. the ARN of the resource to tag,
  2. a list of comma-separated tags, each in the format key=value

Hence, the general usage pattern for awsometag is:


Supported resources

Currently, awsometag supports tagging resources for the following services:

Fundamental services:

  • AWS Identity and Access Management:
    • users
    • roles
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service:
    • buckets
    • objects
  • AWS Lambda: functions
  • Amazon DynamoDB: tables
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud: all resources
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service: queues

Networking services:

  • Elastic Load Balancing:
    • Classic LBs
    • ALBs
    • NLBs

Security services:

  • AWS Secrets Manager: secrets

Data services:

  • Amazon Relational Database Service: databases

Container services:

  • Amazon Elastic Container Registry: repositories
  • Amazon Elastic Container Service:
    • capacity providers
    • clusters
    • tasks and task definitions
    • services
    • container instances
  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service:
    • clusters
    • managed node groups