Joel Joel - 5 months ago 239
Node.js Question

read file from aws s3 bucket using node fs

I am attempting to read a file that is in a aws s3 bucket using

fs.readFile(file, function (err, contents) {
var myLines = contents.Body.toString().split('\n')
})


I've been able to download and upload a file using the node aws-sdk, but I am at a loss as to how to simply read it and parse the contents.

Here is an example of how I am reading the file from s3:

var s3 = new AWS.S3();
var params = {Bucket: 'myBucket', Key: 'myKey.csv'}
var s3file = s3.getObject(params)

dug dug
Answer

You have a couple options. You can include a callback as a second argument, which be invoked with any error message and the object. This example is straight from the AWS documentation:

s3.getObject(params, function(err, data) {
  if (err) console.log(err, err.stack); // an error occurred
  else     console.log(data);           // successful response
});

Alternatively, you can convert the output to a stream. There's also an example in the AWS documentation:

var s3 = new AWS.S3();
var params = {Bucket: 'myBucket', Key: 'myImageFile.jpg'};
var file = require('fs').createWriteStream('/path/to/file.jpg');
s3.getObject(params).createReadStream().pipe(file);
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