How to Install S3 Command Line Tool for Linux Mint 18 Sarah Easy Visual-Guide

June 19, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

S3 CLI Tool Quick Start for Mint

Hello Linux Mint User, the Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step How to Install a S3 Command Line Tool and Syncing S3 Buckets on Linux Mint 18 Sarah 32/64-bit Mate/Cinnamon/Xfce/KDE Desktop.

The s3cmd is a Very Useful Command Line Tool that Enable Synchronization of Local Folders/Directories with the S3 Buckets and without a Risk of Wiping the Existing Remote Data.

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

Relax and Take the Time to Reading, Understanding and Executing the Command and Instructions Given.

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  1. Download s3cmd:

    S3cmd tar.gz Release for Linux
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp
    Or from Shell:

    tar xvzf s3cmd*.tar.gz -C /tmp/

    Extract S3cmd Utility

  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Mint 18 Sarah Cinnamon Open Terminal
  4. Replace s3 Command Line Tool


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    mv /tmp/s3cmd* /opt/s3cmd

    Set the SuperUser as owner with:

    sudo chown -R root:root /opt/s3cmd

    And again to give Execution Permissions:

    sudo chmod -R +x /opt/s3cmd
  5. Making a Symlink

    ln -s /opt/s3cmd/s3cmd /usr/local/bin/s3cmd
  6. Install Required Package

    apt-get install python-dateutil
  7. Initial s3cmd Set-Up

    su <username>
    /opt/s3cmd/s3cmd --configure

    You Will Need to Enter your Amazon AWS S3 Credentials.

    More you will need to Confirm All the Proposed Settings.

  8. Getting-Started with s3cmd to Sync:

    Guide for Syncing with s3cmd

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