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A quick fix to improve your debugging of remote commands in AWS is to install cw.

With a quick install, you can run a command like: cw tail -f --profile=qa --region=eu-west-1 ssm/custom-automation-docs/my-custom-doc. This will give you a real-time stream of what’s running.

You can also use the AWS Visual Studio Code extension, but I prefer having a terminal open streaming this as I don’t have to go in and refresh any further tools to see what’s happening. I tend to always start with a single instance/resource for debugging so this is a great way to remove the barrier to visibility a bit more.

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