So you want a commandline tool for managing cloud files containers? Enter, swiftly. Now you’ve seen examples before with curl, fog and pyrax, but here’s a special one which is a commandline application.
# Upgrade pip just for hoots pip install --upgrade pip # Install swiftly pip install swiftly
Now swiftly is installed, how about configuring it in your home directory
# put a .swiftly.conf in your home directory, if your root i.e. /root/.swiftly. vi ~/.swiftly.conf
This is what the configuration should look like
[swiftly] auth_user = mycloudusername auth_key = mycloudapikey auth_url = https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0 region = lon
bash-4.2 Tue Feb 16 15:04:34 pirax-test ~# swiftly get current export exports gallery images lb_153727_TESTING_Nov_2015 lb_153727_TESTING_Oct_2015 magento-stack-single-magento_server-gxlxbm7b6be2 meh meh2 rackspace_orchestration_templates_store scripts testing testing999 versions
This gives us the output of all of the cloud containers as shown above. Pretty cool. But what about placing files in a container?
swiftly put -i ~/myfile.txt CONTAINER/path/to/file/somefilenamethatsdifferent.txt
So If I wanted to upload to meh2 I would do an
swiftly put -i ~/mylocalfile.txt meh2/some/container/path/somefileiuploaded.txt
The destination file can be called mylocalfile.txt if you want but I want to illustrate the target name can be different to the local source name.