How to find instance id from within an Instance?

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For Amazon Linux AMIs you can use:

$ ec2-metadata -i
instance-id: i-1234567890abcdef0

For Ubuntu and some other linux flavours, 

ec2metadata --instance-id
instance-id: i-1234567890abcdef0
answered Mar 26 by Esha

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