With the s3cmd command you can download files from S3 like this:

s3cmd get s3://my.private.bucket/some/location/hugefile.dat

But that can take quite a while if the stored files are really big. Are there alternative command line solutions to the example above that speeds this process up significantly?

  • Please calculate the maximum possible speed (according to your ISP or speed test) and the speed you get now. – Daniel B Nov 12 '14 at 20:24

s4cmd claims to support multi-threaded operations.
It is a command-line utility for accessing Amazon S3, inspired by s3cmd.

It supports the regular commands you might expect for fetching and storing files in S3: ls, put, get, cp, mv, sync, del, du.

  • While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – DavidPostill Nov 12 '14 at 17:23
  • This is not a link-only answer. I provide an alternative command line solution and provide an explanation of why. The link is not required to understand. – James Roth Nov 12 '14 at 18:25

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