Lono Current

Sets current values so you do not have to provide the options repeatedly. This shortens the commands.

Current Options

Option Description
name Current stack name as it appear in the CloudFormation console. This is used on commands that refer to existing stacks. It does not get use with the lono create command, where you must specify the stack name explicity.
suffix The suffix to append or remove from the stack name. The suffix only gets appended on with the lono create command. Other lono commands that refer to existing stacks like lono update will not append the suffix and only remove the suffix internally for the --template option.


Create a demo stack and set it as the current stack name.

lono cfn create demo

The normal update and preview commands are:

lono cfn update demo
lono cfn preview demo

Shortened commands:

lono cfn current --name demo
lono cfn deploy
lono cfn update
lono cfn delete
lono cfn preview
lono cfn diff
lono cfn download
lono cfn status

The stack name is not longer required because it is set as the current name.

Remove all settings

To remove all current settings.

$ lono cfn current --rm
Current settings have been removed. Removed .lono/current


  • The current name setting does not apply to the lono create method. The create method requires that you explicitly specify the name: lono create STACK_NAME. The create command uses the --suffix option only.
  • The current name setting applies on commands that refer to existing stacks like update, delete, preview, diff and download.

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