How to download GZip file from S3?

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I have looked at both AWS S3 Java SDK – Download file help and Working with Zip and GZip files in Java.

While they provide ways to download and deal with files from S3 and GZipped files respectively, these do not help in dealing with a GZipped file located in S3. How would I do this?

Currently I have:

try {
    AmazonS3 s3Client = new AmazonS3Client(
            new ProfileCredentialsProvider());
    String URL = downloadURL.getPrimitiveJavaObject(arg0[0].get());
    S3Object fileObj = s3Client.getObject(getBucket(URL), getFile(URL));
    BufferedReader fileIn = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(
    String fileContent = "";
    String line = fileIn.readLine();
    while (line != null){
        fileContent += line + "n";
        line = fileIn.readLine();
    return fileContent;
} catch (IOException e) {

Clearly, I am not handling the compressed nature of the file, and my output is:


However, I cannot implement the example in the second question given above because the file is not located locally, it requires downloading from S3.

What should I do?


I solved the issue using a Scanner instead of an InputStream.

The scanner takes the GZIPInputStream and reads the unzipped file line by line:

fileObj = s3Client.getObject(new GetObjectRequest(oSummary.getBucketName(), oSummary.getKey()));
fileIn = new Scanner(new GZIPInputStream(fileObj.getObjectContent()));

Source: stackoverflow