How to display only files from aws s3 ls command?

I am using the aws cli to list the files in an s3 bucket using the following command (documentation):

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

This command gives me the following output:

2013-09-02 21:37:53   10 Bytes a.txt
2013-09-02 21:37:53  2.9 MiB
2013-09-02 21:32:57   23 Bytes foo/bar/.baz/a
2013-09-02 21:32:58   41 Bytes foo/bar/.baz/b
2013-09-02 21:32:57  281 Bytes foo/bar/.baz/c
2013-09-02 21:32:57   73 Bytes foo/bar/.baz/d
2013-09-02 21:32:57  452 Bytes foo/bar/.baz/e
2013-09-02 21:32:57  896 Bytes foo/bar/.baz/hooks/bar
2013-09-02 21:32:57  189 Bytes foo/bar/.baz/hooks/foo
2013-09-02 21:32:57  398 Bytes z.txt

Total Objects: 10
   Total Size: 2.9 MiB

However, this is my desired output:


How can I omit the date, time and file size in order to show only the file list?

Answers 1

  • 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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