Asked By – wade huang
I created a folder in s3 named “test” and I pushed “test_1.jpg”, “test_2.jpg” into “test”.
How can I use boto to delete folder “test”?
Now we will see solution for issue: Amazon S3 boto – how to delete folder?
There are no folders in S3. Instead, the keys form a flat namespace. However a key with slashes in its name shows specially in some programs, including the AWS console (see for example Amazon S3 boto – how to create a folder?).
Instead of deleting “a directory”, you can (and have to) list files by prefix and delete. In essence:
for key in bucket.list(prefix='your/directory/'): key.delete()
However the other accomplished answers on this page feature more efficient approaches.
Notice that the prefix is just searched using dummy string search. If the prefix were
, that is, without the trailing slash appended, the program would also happily delete
For more information, see S3 boto list keys sometimes returns directory key.