Search nested subdirectory in S3 bucket

aviboy2006 profile image Avinash Dalvi ・1 min read

I am explaining about search nested subdirectory is exist in S3 bucket or not. Created AWS lambda code in python using boto3 to find existence of sub directory.

client.list_objects(Bucket=_BUCKET_NAME, Prefix=_PREFIX)

this function gives list of all content exist in bucket along with path. It will be easy to trace it out.

import boto3

client = boto3.client('s3')
bucket_name = "bucket_name"
prefix = ""

s3 = boto3.client("s3")

result = client.list_objects(Bucket=bucket_name, Delimiter='/')
   for obj in result.get('CommonPrefixes'):  
       prefix = obj.get('Prefix')
       file_list = ListFiles(client,bucket_name,prefix)
       for file in file_list:
          if "processed/files" in file:

def ListFiles(client, bucket_name, prefix):
    _BUCKET_NAME = bucket_name
    _PREFIX = prefix
    """List files in specific S3 URL"""
    response = client.list_objects(Bucket=_BUCKET_NAME, Prefix=_PREFIX)

    for content in response.get('Contents', []):
        yield content.get('Key')

Github gist : https://gist.github.com/aviboy2006/bf3feb8828d2fb311ffe22b750b2b297

Stackoverflow : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/62158664/search-in-each-of-the-s3-bucket-and-see-if-the-given-folder-exists/62160218#62160218


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