Let’s face it, as much as I love AWS the experience of viewing logs in cloudwatch is moderately awful and annoying. That is until I stumbled upon a fantastic github project called awslogs.

awslogs can be installed as a pip package with a simple pip install awslogs. You will also need to have the AWS CLI installed and configured with a key and secret key in order to make use of it. Once it’s installed it’s a pleasure to work with. I won’t waste time describing is usage as it’s laid out rather nicely in the README on the github project. Check it out here! https://github.com/jorgebastida/awslogs