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Creating a Folder

There is no folder concept in OBS. All elements in buckets are objects. To create a folder in OBS is essentially to create an object whose size is 0 and whose name ends with a slash (/). Such objects have no difference from other objects and can be downloaded and deleted, except that they are displayed as folders in OBS Console.

# Import the module.
from com.obs.client.obs_client import ObsClient

# Create an instance of ObsClient.
obsClient = ObsClient(
    access_key_id='*** Provide your Access Key ***',    
    secret_access_key='*** Provide your Secret Key ***',    
    server='yourdomainname'
)

resp = obsClient.putContent('bucketname', 'parent_directory/', content=None)

if resp.status < 300:    
    print('requestId:', resp.requestId)
else:    
    print('errorCode:', resp.errorCode)
    print('errorMessage:', resp.errorMessage)

# Create an object in the folder.
resp = obsClient.putContent('bucketname', 'parent_directory/objectkey', content='Hello OBS')

if resp.status < 300:    
    print('requestId:', resp.requestId)
else:    
    print('errorCode:', resp.errorCode)
    print('errorMessage:', resp.errorMessage)
NOTE:
  • To create a folder in OBS is to create an object whose size is 0 and whose name ends with a slash (/), in essential.
  • To create a multi-level folder, you only need to create the folder with the last level. For example, if you want to create a folder named src1/src2/src3/, create it directly, no matter whether the src1/ and src1/src2/ folders exist.