s3cmd sync fails with Problem: OSError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument

I had s3cmd sync failing with Error 22.  But s3cmd get was working fine.. On closer examination of the code it turns out get uses “ab” mode for writing the destination file where as sync uses “wb” mode.. (As get assumes that we are creating a new file). To get around this problem you will have to edit s3cmd and change the write mode to “ab” and you will also have to enter a line to delete the file before opening in “ab” mode.

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