List all resources in an AWS account using AWS cli

Is it possible to list all resources in AWS account using AWS cli?

No. There is no direct method or command for that. But there is a workaround for that. In this post I’m gonna show you how to list all resources in an AWS account.

In AWS console, we can see all resources in a region using Tag Editor. We can do the same with aws cli. The command for this is:

aws resourcegroupstaggingapi get-resources --region us-east-1

The above command will list all resources in North Virginia region with tag names.

To get all resources across all regions, we just need to run the above command in a loop with region name as parameter

The script would look like


for region in `aws ec2 describe-regions --region us-east-1 --output text | cut -f4`

echo -e "\nListing Instances in '$region' region..."
aws resourcegroupstaggingapi get-resources --region $region

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