$ copilot svc init
What does it do?
copilot svc init creates a new service to run your code for you.
After running this command, the CLI creates sub-directory with your app name in your local
copilot directory where you'll find a manifest file. Feel free to update your manifest file to change the default configs for your service. The CLI also sets up an ECR repository with a policy for all environments to be able to pull from it. Then, your service gets registered to AWS System Manager Parameter Store so that the CLI can keep track of it.
After that, if you already have an environment set up, you can run
copilot deploy to deploy your service in that environment.
What are the flags?
Flags -a, --app string Name of the application. -d, --dockerfile string Path to the Dockerfile. Mutually exclusive with -i, --image. -i, --image string The location of an existing Docker image. Mutually exclusive with -d, --dockerfile. -n, --name string Name of the service. --port uint16 The port on which your service listens. -t, --svc-type string Type of service to create. Must be one of: "Request-Driven Web Service", "Load Balanced Web Service", "Backend Service".
To create a "frontend" load balanced web service you could run:
$ copilot svc init --name frontend --svc-type "Load Balanced Web Service" --dockerfile ./frontend/Dockerfile
What does it look like?