As I find the need I write functionality I need into the existing euca2ools using their lovely cli python api.
I hate trying to remember an instance id. I know the ip of the host or I know the dns name of the hose. I don’t need to go find the instance id to know which one I want to kill.
But euca-terminate-instances is silly and won’t let me pass in an ip or a hostname. Nor will it let me specify globs
So I wrote this
It takes public or private ips, public or private dns names (the ones euca or ec2 has) or instance ids.
It also lets you pass file-globs to them. So you can do things like:
and kill everything you’re running. Isn’t that fun!