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Wesley Cheek
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Python Script to Quickly Delete S3 Buckets

I got frustrated having to empty and delete S3 buckets using the AWS Console, so I created a Python script to do it for me!

WARNING: This method bypasses all of the usual safety associated with deleting buckets with the AWS Console, so make absolutely sure you want to delete your bucket before running this script.

# Use the boto3 library to communicate with AWS
import boto3

# Buckets you want to delete, specified by their names

s3 = boto3.resource("s3")
for bucket_name in BUCKETS:
    # For each bucket, create a resource object with boto3
    bucket = s3.Bucket(bucket_name)
    # Delete all of the objects in the bucket

    # Delete the bucket itself!
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