AWS CLI basic commands

General commands syntax

This section is designed to explain the most important concepts and notations used in the set of high-level 's3' commands.
aws s3 <Command> [<Arg> ...]
aws s3 --profile=impossiblecloud --endpoint-url= <ACTION> <FILE SOURCE> <FILE DESTINATION>

Supported high-level commands

cp- copy
mv- move
ls - list buckets
rm - remove an object
mb - make a bucket
rb - remove a bucket
sync - sync directories with new and updated files
aws s3 ls --profile=impossiblecloud --endpoint-url=
aws s3 mb --profile=impossiblecloud --endpoint-url= s3://my-new-bucket-name
aws s3 rb --profile=impossiblecloud --endpoint-url= s3://my-new-bucket-name
Add the --recursive flag for multiple objects operations
Copy a single object:
Move multiple objects
aws s3 --profile=impossiblecloud --endpoint-url= cp myfile.txt s3://your-company-bucket-name/
aws s3 --profile=impossiblecloud --endpoint-url= mv s3://your-company-bucket-name/ s3://your-company-bucket-name2 --recursive

Use of Exclude and Include Filters

Most commands have --exclude "<value>" and --include "<value>" parameters that can achieve the desired result. These parameters perform pattern matching to either ex- or include a particular file or object. The following pattern symbols are supported:
  • *: Matches everything
  • ?: Matches any single character
  • [sequence]: Matches any character in sequence
  • [!sequence]: Matches any character not in sequence
By default, all files are included. This means that providing only an --include filter will not change what files are transferred. --include will only re-include files that have been excluded from an --exclude filter
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