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Minio Client is a replacement for ls, cp, mkdir, diff and rsync commands for filesystems and object storage.

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Minio Client (mc) provides a modern alternative to UNIX commands like ls, cat, cp, mirror, diff etc. It supports filesystems and Amazon S3 compatible cloud storage service (AWS Signature v2 and v4).

ls            List files and folders.
mb            Make a bucket or folder.
cat           Display contents of a file.
pipe          Write contents of stdin to target. When no target is specified, it writes to stdout.
share         Generate URL for sharing.
cp            Copy one or more objects to a target.
mirror        Mirror folders recursively from a single source to single destination.
diff          Compute differences between two folders.
rm            Remove file or bucket [WARNING: Use with care].
events        Manage bucket notification.
watch         Watch for events on object storage and filesystem.
policy	      Set public policy on bucket or prefix.
session       Manage saved sessions of cp and mirror operations.
config        Manage configuration file.
update        Check for a new software update.
version       Print version.

1. Download Minio Client

Platform Architecture URL
GNU/Linux 64-bit Intel
32-bit Intel
32-bit ARM
Apple OS X 64-bit Intel
Microsoft Windows 64-bit
FreeBSD 64-bit
Solaris/Illumos 64-bit

Install from Homebrew

Install minio packages using Homebrew

$ brew install minio-mc
$ mc --help

Install from Source

Source installation is intended only for developers and advanced users. mc update command does not support upgrading from source based installation. Please download official releases from

If you do not have a working Golang environment, please follow How to install Golang.

$ go get -u

2. Run Minio Client


$ chmod +x mc
$ ./mc --help


$ chmod 755 mc
$ ./mc --help

Microsoft Windows

C:\Users\Username\Downloads> mc.exe --help


$ chmod 755 mc
$ ./mc --help


$ chmod 755 mc
$ ./mc --help

3. Add a Cloud Storage Service

Note: If you are planning to use mc only on POSIX compatible filesystems, you may skip this step and proceed to Step 4.

To add one or more Amazon S3 compatible hosts, please follow the instructions below. mc stores all its configuration information in ~/.mc/config.json file.



Alias is simply a short name to you cloud storage service. S3 end-point, access and secret keys are supplied by your cloud storage provider. API signature is an optional argument. By default, it is set to “S3v4”.

Example - Minio Cloud Storage

Minio server displays URL, access and secret keys.

$ mc config host add minio BKIKJAA5BMMU2RHO6IBB V7f1CwQqAcwo80UEIJEjc5gVQUSSx5ohQ9GSrr12 S3v4

Example - Amazon S3 Cloud Storage

Get your AccessKeyID and SecretAccessKey by following AWS Credentials Guide.

$ mc config host add s3 BKIKJAA5BMMU2RHO6IBB V7f1CwQqAcwo80UEIJEjc5gVQUSSx5ohQ9GSrr12 S3v4

Example - Google Cloud Storage

Get your AccessKeyID and SecretAccessKey by following Google Credentials Guide

$ mc config host add gcs BKIKJAA5BMMU2RHO6IBB V8f1CwQqAcwo80UEIJEjc5gVQUSSx5ohQ9GSrr12 S3v2

NOTE: Google Cloud Storage only supports Legacy Signature Version 2, so you have to pick - S3v2

4. Test Your Setup

mc is pre-configured with, aliased as “play”. It is a hosted Minio server for testing and development purpose. To test Amazon S3, simply replace “play” with “s3” or the alias you used at the time of setup.


List all buckets from

$ mc ls play
[2016-03-22 19:47:48 PDT]     0B my-bucketname/
[2016-03-22 22:01:07 PDT]     0B mytestbucket/
[2016-03-22 20:04:39 PDT]     0B mybucketname/
[2016-01-28 17:23:11 PST]     0B newbucket/
[2016-03-20 09:08:36 PDT]     0B s3git-test/

5. Everyday Use

You may add shell aliases to override your common Unix tools.

alias ls='mc ls'
alias cp='mc cp'
alias cat='mc cat'
alias mkdir='mc mb'
alias pipe='mc pipe'

6. Explore Further

7. Contribute

Contributors Guide

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