Upload Files with the CLI
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    Upload Files with the CLI

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    Now that you have a bucket to put files in, you are ready to upload a file.

    List buckets will show you the bucket ID you need to upload files:

    $ b2 list_buckets
    10f72c8d00b1ea614ceb0319 allPublic KittenPhotos

    If you have a local file on your computer called "kitten.jpg" and you want to upload this file to your "KittenPhotos" bucket into a folder named "fluffy," you would do it like this:

    $ b2 upload_file KittenPhotos kitten.jpg fluffy/kitten.jpg
    URL by file name: https://f004.backblazeb2.com/file/KittenPhotos/fluffy/kitten.jpg
    URL by fileId: https://f004.backblazeb2.com/b2api/v3/b2_download_file_by_id?fileId=4_ze1256f0973908bfc71ed0c1z_f10072d5b729d51d1_d20150731_m214727_c100_v0009990_t0004
        "accountId": "12f634bf3cbz", 
        "action": "upload", 
        "bucketId": "e1256f0973908bfc71ed0c1z", 
        "contentMd5": "7958b9fxc5748f70e53f62ec163478zb", 
        "contentSha1": "3a16e5f24a9a4e8a47438f39141ec33a79bd97bc", 
        "contentType": "text/jpeg", 
        "fileId": "4_ze1256f0973908bfc71ed0c1z_f10072d5b729d51d1_d20150731_m214727_c100_v0009990_t0004", 
        "fileInfo": {}, 
        "fileName": "fluffy/kitten.jpg"

    The ls command will show the files in your bucket:

    $ b2 ls KittenPhotos

    See b2_download_file_by_id and b2_download_file_by_name for information about downloading files.

    Do not include Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in bucket names; object, file, or folder names; or other metadata. This metadata is not encrypted in a way that meets Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protection requirements for PHI/PII data, and it is not generally encrypted in client-side encryption architectures.

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