[ aws . events ]



Lists your Amazon EventBridge rules. You can either list all the rules or you can provide a prefix to match to the rule names.

ListRules does not list the targets of a rule. To see the targets associated with a rule, use ListTargetsByRule .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

list-rules is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: Rules


[--name-prefix <value>]
[--event-bus-name <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--name-prefix (string)

The prefix matching the rule name.

--event-bus-name (string)

Limits the results to show only the rules associated with the specified event bus.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command’s output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command’s output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command’s output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To display a list of all CloudWatch Events rules

This example displays all CloudWatch Events rules in the region:

aws events list-rules

To display a list of CloudWatch Events rules beginning with a certain string.

This example displays all CloudWatch Events rules in the region that have a name starting with “Daily”:

aws events list-rules --name-prefix "Daily"


Rules -> (list)

The rules that match the specified criteria.


Contains information about a rule in Amazon EventBridge.

Name -> (string)

The name of the rule.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the rule.

EventPattern -> (string)

The event pattern of the rule. For more information, see Events and Event Patterns in the Amazon EventBridge User Guide .

State -> (string)

The state of the rule.

Description -> (string)

The description of the rule.

ScheduleExpression -> (string)

The scheduling expression. For example, “cron(0 20 * * ? *)”, “rate(5 minutes)”.

RoleArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the role that is used for target invocation.

ManagedBy -> (string)

If the rule was created on behalf of your account by an AWS service, this field displays the principal name of the service that created the rule.

EventBusName -> (string)

The event bus associated with the rule.

NextToken -> (string)

Indicates whether there are additional results to retrieve. If there are no more results, the value is null.