s3rmbucket - Delete Amazon AWS S3 buckets
s3rmbucket [options] [bucket ...]
Options: --access-key AWS Access Key ID --secret-key AWS Secret Access Key Environment: AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID AWS_ACCESS_KEY_SECRET
Print a brief help message and exits.
Prints the manual page and exits.
Print a message for each created bucket.
- --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.
One or more bucket names. As many as possible will be deleted.
A bucket may only be deleted if it is empty.
Bucket names must be between 3 and 255 characters long, and can only contain alphanumeric characters, underscore, period, and dash. Bucket names are case sensitive.
If a bucket name begins with one or more dashes, it might be mistaken for a command line option. If this is the case, separate the command line options from the bucket names with two dashes, like so:
s3rmbucket --verbose -- --bucketname
- AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_ACCESS_KEY_SECRET
Specify the "AWS Access Key Identifiers" for the AWS account. AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID contains the "Access Key ID", and AWS_ACCESS_KEY_SECRET contains the "Secret Access Key". These are effectively the "username" and "password" to the AWS service, and should be kept confidential.
The access keys MUST be specified, either via these environment variables, or via the --access-key and --secret-key command line parameters.
If the command line parameters are set, they override these environment variables.
The configuration options will be read from the file
~/.s3-tools if it exists. The format is the same as the command line options with one option per line. For example, the file could contain:
--access-key <AWS access key> --secret-key <AWS secret key> --secure
This example configuration file would specify the AWS access keys and that a secure connection using HTTPS should be used for all communications.
Delete buckets in the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). A bucket may only be deleted if it is empty.
Report bugs to Mark Atwood email@example.com.
Occasionally the S3 service will randomly fail for no externally apparent reason. When that happens, this tool 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". This tool should support that.
It might be useful to be able to specify the "AWS Access Key Identifiers" in the user's
~/.netrc file. This tool should support that.
Some errors and warnings are very "Perl-ish", and can be confusing.
A bucket can only be deleted if it is empty. It might be useful to add an option to delete every item in the bucket before then deleting it, similar to the semantics of the
rm -rf dir command. This tool should support that.
Written by Mark Atwood firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to Wotan LLC http://wotanllc.com, for supporting the development of these S3 tools.
Many thanks to the Amazon AWS engineers for developing S3.
These tools use the Net::Amazon:S3 Perl module.
The Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is documented at http://aws.amazon.com/s3.