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EC2 Command Line Tool Setup


When I followed your command line setup I got an error. “The system can not find the path specified.” I loaded the path in my browser and it found it right away. I went back to the DOS prompt and added a dash in front of the command ec2-describe-images so that it looked like this (-ec2-describe-images). This caused the system to not only find the file but it gave a different error. "ec2-describe-images is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file.

The java -version command returned the proper response. This happens on WinXP and WinVista


You probably need to review step 1, 4 and 6. Adding a dash in front EC2 commmands is not going to help.

Have you tried ElasticFox:

Most people use ElasticFox or the AWS console to manage EC2 instances. Makes life easier.

EC2 tools is more useful for integration.



It’s me again. I managed to get this far so I decided to keep going.

Here is what my computers tell me.

C:\Users\videoeditor>ec2-describe-images --region us-east-1 -x all

Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/commons/cl


Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.commons.cli.ParseExcepti


at$ Source)

at Method)

at Source)

at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)

at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)

at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)

Could not find the main class:

ges. Program will exit.