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I've been using the Amazon S3 Management console to browse my S3 files. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be able to sort files (in a given bucket) by anything other than whatever its default is (which seems to be by name). I'd like a nice GUI client for seeing these files which will let me sort them by date, so the newest will appear on top.

UPDATE: I'd also like it if the client could do a text search within a bucket ... but I suspect that this is wishful thinking.

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DragonDisk is a decent Amazon S3 GUI client. There are instructions in the bottom of their FAQ explaining how to install it on Ubuntu. However, according to their site, development appears to be suspended for now.

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Maybe you can provide more information about Dragondisk, why is it decent (in your opinion) also how does its functionality answer the Ops specific requirements. –  Stephen Myall Nov 1 '12 at 11:23
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You have s3fs-c. It's a FUSE interface to S3. It'll take a little bit of work getting it up and running, but unlike the other two suggestions, it'll be transparent and act like any other kind of drive. You can save files right to S3. You'll be able to open up an S3 bucket and browse the files in any Linux Utility (ex., Gimp, Libre Office) etc.

In order to use s3fs-c, you'll have to compile it, and the configure it. You can find the instructions in the INSTALL file.

You'll need to install build-essentials, libcurl4-openssl-dev, automake, pkg-config, libxml2-dev and libfuse-dev to build it.

sudo apt get install build-essentials libcurl4-openssl-dev pkg-config libxml2-dev libfuse-dev automake

then a simple ./configure make and sudo make-install should get the build/install job done.

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S3Fox is a Firefox plug-in that works in Ubuntu. The official add-on page on Mozilla looks out of date, but it works fine. It doesn't seem to be able to sort files by last modified date, though.

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CrossFTP is a reliable Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier cllient. It is available in the Ubuntu app store as well.

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