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aws: error: argument — name: expected one argument

Error retrieving a Systems Manager Parameter

I was calculating the look up for an AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store parameter. I dynamically pull the parameter from another source and pass it into my command. My functionality to obtain the parameter name failed and my parameter name was blank so this command failed:

aws systemsmanager get-parameter --name $name

Make sure you actually have a value in the $name parameter in the example above and that it is not an empty string.

name='some_sytems_manager_parameter_name'
aws systemsmanager get-parameter --name $name

Also double check that you don’t have a typo in $name.

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