Add support for launching and terminating EC2 instances


Add support for launching and terminating EC2 instances as well as the listing of them which had now been added

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whiterock wrote Jan 11, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Being able to launch, list, and terminate EC2 instances with this standalone .exe would be absolutely great!
The Amazon ec2 command line utilities require a Java installation, and it would be so much easier to be able to do it with a single exe.
If you implement it, it would be helpful to have all the options for launching an instance, including using a startup script or startup binary file.

wrote Feb 8, 2010 at 2:49 AM

wrote Feb 6, 2011 at 1:19 AM

whiterock wrote Feb 6, 2011 at 1:19 AM

I learned a bit of C# and enhanced the utility to support this functionality.
It provides a run command to start instances (with limited options), and a terminate command to terminate an instance.
I also added a couple of options to the instances command to list a specific instance and to get an output format that is easier to parse for instance data.
The code also includes the delete patch from Ted.
I updated the help with my enhancements.

As I don't know how to create a patch, I am including a zip file with the s3.exe and the source code.

As this is my first C# coding, please test carefully before relying on it!

wrote Feb 21, 2013 at 10:36 PM

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