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I am using Transmit and the Firefox extension S3 Organiser. Neither completely satisfies my requirements as both tools lack the ability to set an expiration header.

This makes me cry, as I need to manually run a script to download files to a local machine, use an S3 API to set the expiration header, then upload the files back to the S3 server. This is time consuming.

Does anyone know of a tool or client for Mac that allows the user to specify an expiration header?

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Have you shot off a support email to the very fine folks at Panic? Perhaps linking to your query here if you feel the discussion will add to your request. I have been delighted with the support I get from them whenever Transmit causes me to scratch my head. –  bmike Feb 24 '12 at 16:51
    
As to your question, have you tried mounting the S3 files using Transmit and just running your script as if the filesystem were local? –  bmike Feb 24 '12 at 16:52
    
mounting does not help as the expiration header is purely for HTTP request header only (which you can't set in normal file system) –  ajreal Feb 24 '12 at 17:35
    
See this tweet from Panic - Transmit can do this: twitter.com/willco007/statuses/231744013009555456 –  elithrar Aug 4 '12 at 14:42
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I'm not 100% sure if it meets your needs, but Cyberduck allows you to set the Cache-Control header. See this link for more information (see the section on Cache Control Setting).

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For outbound links Cyberduck can 100% do this. For any object in a bucket you right click and you can generate that has a signed policy embedded in it. You can customize the available time outs. See: trac.cyberduck.ch/wiki/help/en/howto/s3#SignedtemporaryURLs for the details. –  Ian C. Feb 24 '12 at 16:31
    
3q, I quite happy with the software, despite the connection handling is quite slow (bearable) –  ajreal Feb 24 '12 at 17:57
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Transmit can do this.

Preferences > Cloud allows you to set custom headers on upload for all files or by extension.

Set Expires HTTP 1.0 and Cache-Control for HTTP 1.1.

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thanks, at the end ... s3cmd (learning curve!) –  ajreal Aug 4 '12 at 19:13
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