Fix: s3fs Permission issue on remote folders
22 Oct 2015 in TIL
I had a use for s3fs today, so off I went to it's github repo and installed it using the instructions there (which worked perfectly).
Once it was installed it wanted me to put my "S3 identity and credential in a file". I eventually worked out that this meant my access key and secret key, concatenated with a colon and no quotes.
This allowed me to access S3 with the following line:
s3fs ds-cli s3 -o passwd_file=s3-credentials
Now that I could access
s3fs I tried to access one of my buckets, but found that there was an error. The issue was that I didn't have read or execute permission on the folders
$ ls my-folderls: cannot open directory my-folder: Operation not permitted$ ls -ltotal 1d--------- 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1970 my-folder/
s3fs with a
umask of 022 set the read and write bits correctly, and I could see my data fine (I also added a cache folder):
s3fs ds-cli s3 -o passwd_file=s3-credentials -o use_cache=/tmp -o umask=0022
As an added bonus, here's the command to unmount your share:
fusermount -u /path/to/mount