groot: Command line utility to manage AWS ECS resources

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groot is a command line application with the purpose of remote managing AWS ECS Clusters and their associated resources (Tasks, Instances, Services, etc.)

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Dependencies aeson, amazonka (>=1.5.0 && <1.6), amazonka-autoscaling, amazonka-core, amazonka-ec2, amazonka-ecs, ansi-terminal, attoparsec, base (>=4.7 && <5), bytestring, conduit, conduit-combinators, directory, exceptions, free, groot, hashable, http-conduit, http-types, ini, lens, lifted-base, mmorph, monad-control, mtl (==2.2.*), optparse-applicative, pptable, prettyprinter, prettyprinter-ansi-terminal, prettyprinter-compat-ansi-wl-pprint, resourcet, stm, stm-chans, stm-conduit, stm-delay, text, these, time, transformers, unordered-containers, uuid, vector, yaml (>=0.8.20 && <0.9) [details]
License Apache-2.0
Copyright 2017 A. Alonso Dominguez
Author A. Alonso Dominguez
Category AWS, Cloud
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  • Groot
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    • Groot.Console
    • Data
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    • Groot.Types


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Groot is a command line application with the purpose of remote managing AWS ECS Clusters and their associated resources (Tasks, Instances, Services, etc.)


Head over to the Releases and download the binaries for your OS. There are pre-built binaries for 64bits Linux, Mac OS and Windows. It gets downloaded as a single binary file, copy into your own machine and place it in a folder under your PATH environment variable.

For example, for Linux machines:

wget -O groot
mv groot /usr/local/bin/

A more user friendly install process in on the works, someday I could get around to actually finish it.

Building From Source

You will need Stack installed in your local machine. Once you´ve got that, then clone this repository and install the binaries using Stack:

git clone
cd groot
stack install

Now step back, the whole of The Internet is going to be sucked into your machine.

First Steps

Now that you have it installed in your system, run it with the -h (or --help) command line option to get an idea of what you can do.

groot -h

Groot supports several sub-commands, use the same -h flag to get some help on what they can do, i.e.: groot ls tasks -h.


Groot is a toy project started to further my knowledge of the Haskell programming language at the same time that I was solving a need for a proper tool to perform my most rutinary tasks when managing ECS resources.

Don't expect here the best Haskell code (and I should probably write more tests), if it serves you then great, use it and feel free to contribute.


Apache License 2.0

Copyright 2017 Antonio Alonso Dominguez

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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