aws s3 copy folder to bucket code example

Example 1: aws copy folder from local to s3

Recursively copying local files to S3

When passed with the parameter --recursive, the following cp command recursively copies all files under a specified directory to a specified bucket and prefix while excluding some files by using an --exclude parameter. In this example, the directory myDir has the files test1.txt and test2.jpg:

aws s3 cp myDir s3://mybucket/ --recursive --exclude "*.jpg"

Example 2: copy folder from s3 to local

aws s3 cp s3://myBucket/dir localdir --recursive


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