Use regex to select only certain files via s3cmd

Recently I wanted to download only a small subset of thousands of files from an S3 “folder.” The s3cmd docs were lacking with regard to how to select only a subset. This is how I downloaded only log files from 11PM: s3cmd get –recursive –rinclude “.*2014-10-28-23.*” –rexclude “.*” s3://my-bucket-of-logs/folder/2014-10-28/ Note that I used both rinclude… Continue reading