How to display just the name of files using aws s3 ls command?

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I am using the aws cli to list the files in an s3 bucket using the following command

aws s3 ls s3://mybucket --recursive --human-readable --summarize

This command gives me date , time , size and the file name. But i just want the file names to be displayed.

Is there a way to achieve that?

Sep 5, 2018 in AWS by datageek
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2 answers to this question.

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You can't do this with just the aws command, but you can easily pipe it to another command to strip out the portion you don't want. You also need to remove the --human-readable flag to get output easier to work with, and the --summarize flag to remove the summary data at the end.

Try this:

aws s3 ls s3://mybucket --recursive | awk '{print $4}'

Edit: to take spaces in filenames into account:

aws s3 ls s3://mybucket --recursive | awk '{$1=$2=$3=""; print $0}' | sed 's/^[ \t]*//' 

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answered Sep 5, 2018 by Archana
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What does " {$1=$2=$3=""; print $0} " command is doing, to print the file name and file size use the following command:

aws s3 ls s3://bucket_name --recursive | awk '{$1=$2="";print $4","$3}' | sed 's/^[ \t]*//'
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aws s3 ls s3://<your_bucket_name>/ | awk '{print $4}'

the 4th parameter is the filename
answered Mar 17, 2019 by anonymous
Don't I need to use --recursive?

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