How to delete a folder in S3 bucket using boto3 using Python?

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How to delete a folder in S3 bucket using boto3 using Python?
Nov 30, 2018 in AWS by Nitesh
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You can delete the folder by using a loop to delete all the key inside the folder and then deleting the folder.

Here is a program that will help you understand the way it works.

import boto3
s3 = boto3.resource('s3')
bucket = s3.Bucket('aniketbucketpython')
for obj in bucket.objects.filter(Prefix='aniket1/'):
    s3.Object(bucket.name,obj.key).delete()

Hope this works.

answered Nov 30, 2018 by Aniket

See dmitrybelyakov's answer that accounts for pagination requirements of boto3

Hey @y2k-shubham thank you for the answer, I was not sure of the limit of 1000.

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