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#3428 closed enhancement (wontfix)

S3 directories and index.html files

Reported by: Owned by: dkocher
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: s3 Version: 3.2.1
Severity: trivial Keywords:
Cc: Architecture:



If I understand correctly - AWS doesn't really support folders, they just support a naming convention that makes a bucket's namespace "appear" to be a hierarchical file system.

One of the bad things about AWS is that if you put a website up, a URL like doesn't work the way it does on a conventional webserver, which takes a directory request like above and translates it, to, say, (this is of course configurable on the server side).

What would be nice would be if Cyberduck had support for a function called, let's say, "Make Web Index". Since on S3 actually isn't a directory, it's a file, this function would copy the contents of index.html in a particular directory to the name of the "directory" itself. This could be an option on the Open Connection dialog, for example.

This way, when uploading a web site where one was used to URLs that depended on this standard request translation, they'd still work.

(Of course, there may be something obvious that I'm missing - and I'd be happy to hear of a better way to deal with this problem.)

Thanks so much for a great application!

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed on Jan 16, 2010 at 7:42:46 PM by dkocher

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is discussed in this thread and also on stackoverflow. I won't provide my own solution but wait for Amazon.

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