How to Return a List of All AWS Lambda Function Names in CLI

If you would like to list all AWS Lambda Function Names in your CLI using the AWS CLI, then you can do this:

Get a List of all Lambda Functions

aws lambda list-functions

However, note that this will return a potentially large JSON payload back to your CLI. So what if you only want a list of the function names themselves?

You can couple the AWS command above, with the jq command as follows:

Get a List of all Lambda Function Names

aws lambda list-functions | jq '.Functions[].FunctionName'