Is there any function to rename files and folders in Amazon S3? Any related suggestions are also welcome.edited Jun 5 at 12:07 John Rotenstein asked Jan 17 '14 at 11:22 Shan 12 Answers Vote count: 28 accepted
There is no direct method to rename the file in s3. what do you have to do is copy the existing file with new name (Just set the target key) and delete the old one.edited Feb 9 at 8:45 Uwe Keim answered Nov 8 '14 at 17:32 Naaz Muhammadh Vote count: 285
I just tested this and it works:aws s3 --recursive mv s3://<bucketname>/<folder_name_from> s3://<bucket>/<folder_name_to> answered Jan 30 '16 at 7:14 Benedetto Vote count: 14
I've just got this working. You can use the AWS SDK for PHP like this:use Aws\S3\S3Client; $sourceBucket = '*** Your Source Bucket Name ***'; $sourceKeyname = '*** Your Source Object Key ***'; $targetBucket = '*** Your Target Bucket Name ***'; $targetKeyname = '*** Your Target Key Name ***'; // Instantiate the client. $s3 = S3Client::factory(); // Copy an object. $s3->copyObject(array( 'Bucket' => $targetBucket, 'Key' => $targetKeyname, 'CopySource' => "$sourceBucket/$sourceKeyname", ));
http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/CopyingObjectUsingPHP.htmlanswered Aug 24 '14 at 12:55 Tom Vote count: 11
You can use the AWS CLI commands to mv the filesanswered Jun 17 '14 at 7:53 Batsu Vote count: 10 aws s3 cp s3://source_folder/ s3://destination_folder/ --recursive aws s3 rm s3://source_folder --recursive edited Jul 31 '15 at 19:03 Glorfindel answered Jul 31 '15 at 18:42 Thang Tran Vote count: 8
You can either use AWS CLI or s3cmd command to rename the files and folders in AWS S3 bucket.
Using S3cmd, use the following syntax to rename a folder,s3cmd --recursive mv s3://<s3_bucketname>/<old_foldername>/ s3://<s3_bucketname>/<new_folder_name>
Using AWS CLI, use the following syntax to rename a folder,aws s3 --recursive mv s3://<s3_bucketname>/<old_foldername>/ s3://<s3_bucketname>/<new_folder_name> answered May 11 '17 at 12:46 Basheer.O Vote count: 5
There is no way to rename a folder through the GUI, the fastest (and easiest if you like GUI) way to achieve this is to perform an plain old copy. To achieve this: create the new folder on S3 using the GUI, get to your old folder, select all, mark "copy" and then navigate to the new folder and choose "paste". When done, remove the old folder.
This simple method is very fast because it is copies from S3 to itself (no need to re-upload or anything like that) and it also maintains the permissions and metadata of the copied objects like you would expect.answered Dec 8 '14 at 14:45 orcaman Vote count: 3
This is now possible for Files, select the file then select More > Rename in the GUI.
To rename a folder, you instead have to create a new folder, and select the contents of the old one and copy/paste it across (Under "More" again)answered May 7 at 8:13 Jethro Vote count: 1
As answered by Naaz direct renaming of s3 is not possible.
i have attached a code snippet which will copy all the contents
code is working just add your aws access key and secret key
here's what i did in code
-> copy the source folder contents(nested child and folders) and pasted in the destination folder
-> when the copying is complete, delete the source folderpackage com.bighalf.doc.amazon; import java.io.ByteArrayInputStream; import java.io.InputStream; import java.util.List; import com.amazonaws.auth.AWSCredentials; import com.amazonaws.auth.BasicAWSCredentials; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.AmazonS3; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.AmazonS3Client; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.model.CopyObjectRequest; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.model.ObjectMetadata; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.model.PutObjectRequest; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.model.S3ObjectSummary; public class Test public static boolean renameAwsFolder(String bucketName,String keyName,String newName) boolean result = false; try AmazonS3 s3client = getAmazonS3ClientObject(); List<S3ObjectSummary> fileList = s3client.listObjects(bucketName, keyName).getObjectSummaries(); //some meta data to create empty folders start ObjectMetadata metadata = new ObjectMetadata(); metadata.setContentLength(0); InputStream emptyContent = new ByteArrayInputStream(new byte); //some meta data to create empty folders end //final location is the locaiton where the child folder contents of the existing folder should go String finalLocation = keyName.substring(0,keyName.lastIndexOf('/')+1)+newName; for (S3ObjectSummary file : fileList) String key = file.getKey(); //updating child folder location with the newlocation String destinationKeyName = key.replace(keyName,finalLocation); if(key.charAt(key.length()-1)=='/') //if name ends with suffix (/) means its a folders PutObjectRequest putObjectRequest = new PutObjectRequest(bucketName, destinationKeyName, emptyContent, metadata); s3client.putObject(putObjectRequest); else //if name doesnot ends with suffix (/) means its a file CopyObjectRequest copyObjRequest = new CopyObjectRequest(bucketName, file.getKey(), bucketName, destinationKeyName); s3client.copyObject(copyObjRequest); boolean isFodlerDeleted = deleteFolderFromAws(bucketName, keyName); return isFodlerDeleted; catch (Exception e) e.printStackTrace(); return result; public static boolean deleteFolderFromAws(String bucketName, String keyName) boolean result = false; try AmazonS3 s3client = getAmazonS3ClientObject(); //deleting folder children List<S3ObjectSummary> fileList = s3client.listObjects(bucketName, keyName).getObjectSummaries(); for (S3ObjectSummary file : fileList) s3client.deleteObject(bucketName, file.getKey()); //deleting actual passed folder s3client.deleteObject(bucketName, keyName); result = true; catch (Exception e) e.printStackTrace(); return result; public static void main(String args) intializeAmazonObjects(); boolean result = renameAwsFolder(bucketName, keyName, newName); System.out.println(result); private static AWSCredentials credentials = null; private static AmazonS3 amazonS3Client = null; private static final String ACCESS_KEY = ""; private static final String SECRET_ACCESS_KEY = ""; private static final String bucketName = ""; private static final String keyName = ""; //renaming folder c to x from key name private static final String newName = ""; public static void intializeAmazonObjects() credentials = new BasicAWSCredentials(ACCESS_KEY, SECRET_ACCESS_KEY); amazonS3Client = new AmazonS3Client(credentials); public static AmazonS3 getAmazonS3ClientObject() return amazonS3Client; answered Aug 29 '16 at 16:26 Mateen Vote count: 1
Here's how you do it in .NET, using S3 .NET SDK:var client = new Amazon.S3.AmazonS3Client(_credentials, _config); client.CopyObject(oldBucketName, oldfilepath, newBucketName, newFilePath); client.DeleteObject(oldBucketName, oldfilepath);
P.S. try to use use "Async" versions of the client methods where possible, even though I haven't done so for readabilityanswered Dec 29 '17 at 10:54 Alex Vote count: 0
File and folder are in fact objects in S3. You should use PUT OBJECT COPY to rename them. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/API/RESTObjectCOPY.htmlanswered Jan 17 '14 at 13:25 okwap Vote count: 0
S3DirectoryInfo has a MoveTo method that will move one directory into another directory, such that the moved directory will become a subdirectory of the other directory with the same name as it originally had.
The extension method below will move one directory to another directory, i.e. the moved directory will become the other directory. What it actually does is create the new directory, move all the contents of the old directory into it, and then delete the old one.public static class S3DirectoryInfoExtensions public static S3DirectoryInfo Move(this S3DirectoryInfo fromDir, S3DirectoryInfo toDir) if (toDir.Exists) throw new ArgumentException("Destination for Rename operation already exists", "toDir"); toDir.Create(); foreach (var d in fromDir.EnumerateDirectories()) d.MoveTo(toDir); foreach (var f in fromDir.EnumerateFiles()) f.MoveTo(toDir); fromDir.Delete(); return toDir; answered Apr 30 at 4:38 HansA
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