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The output of ec2 cli tools on my mac is nice and formatted like so:

RESERVATION     r-xxxx      xxxx    cl-xx  
INSTANCE        i-xxxx      ami-xxx                   
TAG     instance        i-xxx      Name    xxxx
etc...

On my Ubuntu machine the output is very hard to read. I followed the instructions from the Ubuntu help here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EC2APITools

Does anyone know what I am missing to get better looking output than this?

+------------+--------------+----------------------+------------------------------------------+---------+--------------+--------------------------
------+----------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+---------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------------------+------
| instanceId |   imageId    |    instanceState     |                  reason                  | keyName | instanceType |        launchTime        
lId   |   monitoring   |                                           stateReason                                           | architecture | rootDevi
                                           blockDeviceMapping                                                         | virtualizationType |     
+------------+--------------+----------------------+------------------------------------------+---------+--------------+--------------------------
------+----------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+---------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------------------+------
| i-xxxxxx | ami-xxxxxx | code=80 name=stopped | User initiated (2011-07-14 04:14:38 GMT) | somekey   | t1.micro     | 2011-07-14T03:46:43.000Z 
d9529 | state=disabled | code=Client.UserInitiatedShutdown message=Client.UserInitiatedShutdown: User initiated shutdown | i386         | ebs   
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This may be a version difference. Compare the output of ec2-version on each machine.

Try downloading the EC2 API tools from http://aws.amazon.com/developertools/351 (those Ubuntu docs link to a specific version that is probably not the most recent.)

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