S3 Cmd

I am a huge fan of S3cmd, a command line utility for pushing files to S3 buckets. Below is a bash script I use to push to an S3 bucket.

set -e

branch_name=$(git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD)
if [ "$branch_name" == "master"]; then
  cp style.css build/style.css
  cp app.js build/app.js
  cp index.html build/index.html

  s3cmd sync --recursive build/ s3://<s3-bucket-name>
  echo -e "\t Successfully deployed to S3"

First, I define a branch_name variable. Then, when pushing to the master branch in GitHub, a pre-push git hook pushes your changes to a S3 bucket before the changes are committed to GitHub. To try this yourself, put the above bash script in $ touch .git/hooks/pre-push.

I have success with this strategy along with S3 static bucket hosting for websites on AWS S3. Changes to my S3 websites auto push, leaving me with less things to do.

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