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    Is there a reason I should use this instead of https://ec2instances.info?

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      ec2instances.info is great

      I made this because ec2instances.info is kind of slow and don’t have a curl interface. It’s too verbose as well. Most of time I just want to see instance type, cpu, network, mem and a price.

      I like to quickly do this

      curl -L 'ec2.shop?filter=m4.large,c4.large'
      

      Right from my terminal. Plus it also has JSON so I can do thing like this:

      curl -L 'ec2.shop?' -H "Accept: json"
      
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        Curl is nice and everything, but isnt the rea hacker way to dump it all into excel and filter?

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          Real Hackers use a magnet and a steady hand.

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            Real hackers use butterflies.

            Or magnetized butterknives.

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      Would there be a way to get spot instance pricing as well? (No idea what the API for these is)

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        Yes, it has an unofficial JSONP api but It changes every 5 minutes and very dynamic. I haven’t had the method to run that yet but I definetely going to implement it.

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        It’d be nice if this had multi-sort so you could e.g. find out the cheapest machine with a given number of cores, but I guess you could always implement it yourself.

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          ah great idea. I can implement it. The service is a very simple Golang service btw https://github.com/yeo/ec2.shop