Upload file to S3 Bucket with the AWS CLI

The simplest form of using the AWS CLI to upload a file to an S3 bucket is:

aws s3 cp test.txt s3://bucket-name

A neat trick is that you can pipe the output of a shell command to a file on S3, for example:

find . | aws s3 cp - s3://bucket-name/test.txt


To be able to upload files, you need an IAM role that has at least the following policy:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "AllowUploadFileToS3Bucket",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": [

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