Installing and using Swiftly with Rackspace Cloud Files

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.

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