Net::Amazon::S3::Tools(3) command line tools for Amazon S3


s3acl [options] [[bucket|bucket/key] ...]
s3ls [options]
s3ls [options] [ bucket/item ... ]
s3get [options] [ bucket/item ... ]
s3put [options] [ bucket/item ... ]
s3mkbucket [options] [ bucket ... ]
s3rmbucket [options] [ bucket ... ]


Each of the tools have their own specific command line options, but the also all share some common command line options, which are described here.
Print a brief help message and exits.
Prints the manual page and exits.
Output what is being done as it is done.
--access-key and --secret-key
Specify the ``AWS Access Key Identifiers'' for the AWS account. --access-key is the ``Access Key ID'', and --secret-key is the ``Secret Access Key''. These are effectively the ``username'' and ``password'' to the AWS account, and should be kept confidential.

The access keys MUST be specified, either via these command line parameters, or via the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_ACCESS_KEY_SECRET environment variables.

Specifying them on the command line overrides the environment variables.

Uses SSL/TLS HTTPS to communicate with the AWS service, instead of HTTP.


These S3 command line tools allow you to manipulate and populate an S3 account. Refer to the documentation (pod and man) for each of the tools.

This Net::Amazon::S3::Tools module is mostly just a stub, to hoist the bundling and installation of the executable scripts that make up the actual tools.


Report bugs to Mark Atwood [email protected].

Occasionally the S3 service will randomly fail for no externally apparent reason. When that happens, these tools should retry, with a delay and a backoff.

Access to the S3 service can be authenticated with a X.509 certificate, instead of via the ``AWS Access Key Identifiers''. These tools should support that.

It might be useful to be able to specify the ``AWS Access Key Identifiers'' in the user's "~/.netrc" file. These tools should support that.

Errors and warnings are very ``Perl-ish'', and can be confusing.


Written by Mark Atwood [email protected].

Many thanks to Wotan LLC <>, for supporting the development of these S3 tools.

Many thanks to the Amazon AWS engineers for developing S3.


Copyright (C) 2007,2008 by Mark Atwood

This module is not an official Amazon product or service. Information used to create this module was obtained only from publicly available information, mainly from the published Amazon documentation.

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