Mon Sep 20 2021·2 min read
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To count the number of objects in an S3 bucket you have to:
Objectstab click the top row checkbox to select all files and folders or select the folders you want to could the files for
Actionsbutton and select
Calculate total size
Summary section of the page will display the
Total number of objects
The page also displays the total number of objects in each of the selected folders.
s3 lscommand to count the bucket's objects.
To count the number of objects in an S3 bucket, with the AWS CLI, use the
s3 ls command, passing in the
aws s3 ls s3://YOUR_BUCKET --recursive --human-readable --summarize
YOUR_BUCKETplaceholder with the name of your S3 bucket, otherwise you'd get an
In the example above, the bucket consists of a total of 5 objects.
We've specified the following parameters in the call to the
s3 ls command:
|recursive||applies the |
|human-readable||displays the file sizes in human-readable format|
|summarize||displays the number of objects and total size of the files|
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To count the number of objects in a specific folder in your S3 bucket, use the
s3 ls command and specify the path of the directory, e.g.
aws s3 ls s3://YOUR_BUCKET/folder/ --recursive --human-readable --summarize
The output shows that the
personal-website-bac/ directory consists of 4
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