Amazon Simple Storage Service
Developer Guide (API Version 2006-03-01)

Retrieving the Metadata of an Object Version

If you only want to retrieve the metadata of an object (and not its content), you use the HEAD operation. By default, you get the metadata of the most recent version. To retrieve the metadata of a specific object version, you specify its version ID.

To retrieve the metadata of an object version

  1. Set versionId to the ID of the version of the object whose metadata you want to retrieve.

  2. Send a HEAD Object versionId request.

Example Retrieving the Metadata of a Versioned Object

The following request retrieves the metadata of version 3HL4kqCxf3vjVBH40Nrjfkd of my-image.jpg.

HEAD /my-image.jpg?versionId=3HL4kqCxf3vjVBH40Nrjfkd HTTP/1.1 Host: Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:32:00 GMT Authorization: AWS AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE:0RQf4/cRonhpaBX5sCYVf1bNRuU=

The following shows a sample response.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amz-id-2: ef8yU9AS1ed4OpIszj7UDNEHGran x-amz-request-id: 318BC8BC143432E5 x-amz-version-id: 3HL4kqtJlcpXroDTDmjVBH40Nrjfkd Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:32:00 GMT Last-Modified: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 12:00:00 GMT ETag: "fba9dede5f27731c9771645a39863328" Content-Length: 434234 Content-Type: text/plain Connection: close Server: AmazonS3