Posts in August, 2017

I'd like to announce an new Python module to make working with Amazon S3 files a whole lot easier.

The S3FS class in fs-s3fs wraps an Amazon S3 bucket in a PyFilesystem interface. There was an S3FS class built in to the first version of PyFilesystem, but it had suffered from using an older version of 'boto' (Amazon's S3 interface) and was in need of maintenance. The new version is up-to-date with PyFilesystem2 and boto3, and works with Python2.7 and Python3.X.

If you aren't familiar with PyFilesystem, it is a common interface to anything that resembles a filesystem. Amazon S3 isn't quite a full filesystem, but close enough that it can be made to work in the same way as the files and directories on your local drive (or any other supported filesystem for that matter). continue reading…