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I have an FTP running on my ec2 instance and I'll like to move over those files (after some processing) to s3.

Lots of posts on this to either use the Amazon .NET, php or python APIs or use a 3rd party tool like s3cmd. I'd rather use something like s3cmd because I just want to do something right in a bash script.

But I'm wondering if there are any Amazon tools available on the ec2 instance that do the same thing?

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The Amazon Linux AMI includes a tool called s3put.

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This looks like exactly what I need, but I can't find docs on this. I need to add a prefix to the file. i.e. file is foo.mp4 and I want to upload it so it has a prefix (folder) myfolder/foo.mp4. Do you know if you can do that? – Tom Mar 22 '13 at 15:55
Just try running it and you'll get the docs. key_prefix looks to do what you want. – ceejayoz Mar 22 '13 at 15:56
hrmm, I don't see that option. It has prefix which doesn't look like it and path which may do this but doesn't seem to work. Can't even see what version this is. – Tom Mar 22 '13 at 16:04

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