Unknown options: --recursive #465

bmhatfield opened this Issue Nov 4, 2013 · 2 comments


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As is documented here and here, I would expect the following command to succeed: aws s3 ls s3://BUCKETNAME --recursive, but instead I receive the following error message: Unknown options: --recursive. I have tried the --recursive in every relevant position in this command, and still get this error message every time.

I'm not sure how to reconcile the documentation with this error.

Version: aws-cli/1.2.3 Python/2.7.5 Darwin/12.5.0 (installed from pip)


Same problem.

jamesls commented Jan 9, 2014

Looking, though I wonder if we should not allow aws s3 ls --recursive and only allow aws s3 ls s3://bucket/ --recursive. In theory, wouldn't the first option list every single object in every single one of your buckets?

@jamesls jamesls was assigned Jan 9, 2014
@jamesls jamesls closed this in #588 Jan 9, 2014
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