mc tree


The mc tree command lists all prefixes inside a MinIO bucket in a tree format. The command optionally supports listing all objects inside of bucket at each prefix, including the bucket root.

You can also use mc tree against a local filesystem directory to produce similar results to the tree commandline tool.

The following command prints a complete tree of all objects at any depth in the mydata bucket on the myminio MinIO deployment:

mc tree --files myminio/mydata

The command has the following syntax:

mc [GLOBALFLAGS] tree                 \
                 [--depth int]        \
                 [--files]            \
                 [--rewind "string"]  \
  • Brackets [] indicate optional parameters.

  • Parameters sharing a line are mutually dependent.

  • Parameters separated using the pipe | operator are mutually exclusive.

Copy the example to a text editor and modify as-needed before running the command in the terminal/shell.



Required The alias of a MinIO deployment and the full path to the bucket to list the tree hierarchy. For example:

mc tree myminio/mybucket

You can specify multiple targets to the mc tree command. For example:

mc tree myminio/mybucket myminio/myotherbucket

For retrieving the tree heirarchy of a local filesystem directory, specify the full path to that directory. For example:

mc tree ~/minio/mydata/
--depth, d

Optional Limit the tree depth to the specified integer value.

Defaults to -1 or unlimited depth.

--files, f

Optional Includes files in the object or directory in the mc tree output.


Directs mc tree to operate only on the object version(s) that existed at specified point-in-time.

  • To rewind to a specific date in the past, specify the date as an ISO8601-formatted timestamp. For example: --rewind "2020.03.24T10:00".

  • To rewind a duration in time, specify the duration as a string in #d#hh#mm#ss format. For example: --rewind "1d2hh3mm4ss".

--rewind requires that the specified ALIAS be an S3-compatible service that supports Bucket Versioning. For MinIO deployments, use mc version to enable or disable bucket versioning.


mc tree ALIAS/PATH
  • Replace ALIAS with the alias of the MinIO deployment.

  • Replace PATH with the path to the bucket on the MinIO deployment.


S3 Compatibility

The mc commandline tool is built for compatibility with the AWS S3 API and is tested with MinIO and AWS S3 for expected functionality and behavior.

MinIO provides no guarantees for other S3-compatible services, as their S3 API implementation is unknown and therefore unsupported. While mc commands may work as documented, any such usage is at your own risk.