List all files in AWS S3 using python boto

By | October 27, 2016
List all files in AWS S3 using python boto

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List all files in AWS S3 was one of the most recent requirement that I had to work on. Also, write them into a file and the easiest solution that I found was using the python boto.

Below is the code that I used to make this work. While I worked on this, it also made me realize the extensive capabalities of boto. Look at its documentation, you can do a lot more. Hope this helps someone.

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

from boto.s3.connection import S3Connection
import requests

# Used to get the temporary credentials

r = requests.get('URL which provides the temporary Credentials')
data = r.json()

# Extracting the required fields

AccessKeyId = data['AccessKeyId']
SecretAccessKey = data['SecretAccessKey']
Token = data['Token']
my_file = open('results.txt', 'w')

# making a connectiont o S3

conn = S3Connection(aws_access_key_id=AccessKeyId,

# Accessing the required bucket

bucket = conn.get_bucket('your-bucket-name')

# Choosing the right prefix

for key in bucket.list(prefix='foldername1/foldername2/foldername3/'):

 # print'utf-8')

 my_file.write('utf-8') + '\n')
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