How to Install Amazon S3 Sync Command Line Tool on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux Easy Guide

May 31, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial S3 CLI Quick Start

The GNU/Linux Tutorial Simply Shows How to Install, Set-Up and Getting-Started with s3cmd the S3 Command Line Tool on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Desktop/Server.

S3cmd is a free command line tool and client for uploading, retrieving and managing data in Amazon S3 and other cloud storage service providers that use the S3 protocol, such as Google Cloud Storage or DreamHost DreamObjects.

This Very Useful Command Line Tool will Enable Synchronization of Local Folders/Directories with the Amazon AWS S3 Buckets and without a Risk of Canceling the Existing Remote Data.

The Post Comprehends all Commands and Links Needed to Successfully Installing s3cmd on Ubuntu Linux.

Step-by-step – S3cmd Fedora 37 Installation Guide
  1. Download Latest s3cmd Command Line Tool for Linux:

    S3cmd tar.gz for Linux
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp.

    Ubuntu-Unity Extract S3cmd Utility
    Or from Shell:

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/s3cmd*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  3. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial s3 command line tools installation - Open Terminal
  4. How to Install Required Python 2 Setuptools on Ubuntu:

    Python 2.x Setuptools Ubuntu SetUp
  5. Installing S3cmd

    cd /tmp/s3cmd*

    First, Install Required Packages:

    sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-dateutil

    And then s3cmd:

    sudo python install
  6. Set-Up s3cmd

    su <username>
    s3cmd --configure

    You Will Need to Enter your Amazon AWS S3 Credentials.

    More you will need to Confirm All the Proposed Settings.

  7. How to Getting-Started with s3cmd:

    How Syncing a S3 Bucket
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