AWS CLI Hacks
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More on AWS CLI at https://aws.amazon.com/cli/
In many of these examples you will need command line tool jq installed. See https://stedolan.github.io/jq/
Generally for Mac: $ brew install jq
# Print instance id, name tag (if set) and instance state by name in CSV format $ aws cli <profile-name> --output json --region us-east-1 ec2 describe-instances | \ jq -r '.Reservations.Instances | (.Tags | from_entries) as $tags | [.InstanceId, $tags.Name?, .State.Name] | @csv' "i-0191a4dge87a52360","instance-b","stopped" "i-1234567890abcdef0","instance-a","running"