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Tutorial: Using CodeCommit in AWS CloudShell

Updated: Sep 29

Learning Objective:

  • Learn how to create a CodeCommit repository and clone it to your AWS CloudShell

  • Learn how to stage and commit a file to your cloned repository.


  • A basic understanding of Git commands and version control concepts

  • A file in the home directory of your shell that can be committed to the local and remote repositories. In this tutorial, it's referred to as my-git-file.

Step 1:

In the top right corner of AWS console click on CloudShell icon.

This window will show up. Here we are using Europe (Ireland)eu-west-1

Step 2:

Create and clone a CodeCommit repository.

1. In the CloudShell command line interface, enter the following codecommit command to create a CodeCommit repository called MyDemoRepo

aws codecommit create-repository --repository-name MyDemoRepo --repository-description "My demonstration repository"

2. Using the CloudShell command line interface, create a new directory for your local repository and make it your working directory.

mkdir my-shell-repo

cd my-shell-repo

3. To clone the remote repository, use the git clone command. (As you're working with git-remote-codecommit, use the HTTPS (GRC) URL style).

git clone codecommit::eu-west-1://MyDemoRepo

If the repository is successfully cloned, the command line displays the service's response.

4. To navigate to the cloned repository, use the cd command.

cd MyDemoRepo

Step 3:

Stage and commit a file before pushing it to your CodeCommit repository.

1. Add a file called my-git-file to the MyDemoRepo folder using either a Vim editor or the file upload feature of AWS CloudShell.

vim my-git-file

with this you will enter in vim editor once you do press Escape and you will enter in command mod. Now type :wq

Once you enter it will take you back to the CloudShell.

2. To stage your file in the repository, run the git add command.

git add my-git-file

3. To check that the file has been staged and is ready to be committed, run the git status command.

git status

my-git-file is listed as a new file and displays in green text, indicating it's ready to be committed.


If you're asked for configuration information to complete the commit, use the following format.

git config --global "Jane Doe"

git config --global

4. Commit this version of the staged file to the repository.

git commit -m "first commit to repo"

5. To sync your remote repository with the changes made in your local one, push the changes to the upstream branch.

git push

Note: If you no longer need this CloudShell environment delete it.

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