Objects: list

Retrieves a list of objects matching the criteria, ordered in the list lexicographically by name. Try it now.

The namespace within a bucket is flat, but the use of the delimiter parameter in conjunction with the prefix filter allows the list method to operate like a directory listing. For example, consider a bucket that contains the objects "a/b", "a/c", "d", "e", "e/f", and "e/g/h":

  • If delimiter is set to "/" and prefix is not set, then an object listing of the bucket returns object metadata for objects "d" and "e". It also returns "a/" and "e/" in the prefixes[] list.
  • If delimiter is set to "/" and prefix is set to "e/", then an object listing of the bucket returns object metadata for object "e/f". It also returns "g/" in the prefixes[] list.

The authenticated user must have sufficient permission to use this method.


HTTP request

GET https://storage.googleapis.com/storage/v1/b/bucket/o

In addition to standard query parameters, the following query parameters apply to this method:


Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
bucket string Name of the bucket in which to look for objects.
Optional query parameters
delimiter string

Returns results in a directory-like mode, with / being a common value for the delimiter.

items[] contains object metadata for objects whose names do not contain delimiter, or whose names only have instances of delimiter in their prefix.

prefixes[] contains truncated object names for objects whose names contain delimiter after any prefix. Object names are truncated beyond the first applicable instance of the delimiter. If multiple objects have the same truncated name, duplicates are omitted.

endOffset string Filter results to objects whose names are lexicographically before endOffset. If startOffset is also set, the objects listed have names between startOffset (inclusive) and endOffset (exclusive).
includeTrailingDelimiter boolean If true, objects that end in exactly one instance of delimiter have their metadata included in items[] in addition to the relevant part of the object name appearing in prefixes[].
maxResults integer Maximum combined number of entries in items[] and prefixes[] to return in a single page of responses. Because duplicate entries in prefixes[] are omitted, fewer total results nmay be returned than requested. The service uses this parameter or 1,000 items, whichever is smaller.
pageToken string A previously-returned page token representing part of the larger set of results to view.

The pageToken is an encoded field that marks the name and generation of the last object in the returned list. In a subsequent request using the pageToken, items that come after the pageToken are shown (up to maxResults).

If you start a listing and then create an object in the bucket before using a pageToken to continue listing, you do not see the new object in subsequent listing results if it is in part of the object namespace already listed.
prefix string Filter results to include only objects whose names begin with this prefix.
projection string Set of properties to return. Defaults to noAcl.

Acceptable values are:
  • "full": Include all properties.
  • "noAcl": Omit the owner, acl property.
startOffset string Filter results to objects whose names are lexicographically equal to or after startOffset. If endOffset is also set, the objects listed have names between startOffset (inclusive) and endOffset (exclusive).
versions boolean If true, lists all versions of an object as distinct results in order of increasing generation number. The default value for versions is false. For more information, see Object Versioning.

Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.


If successful, this method returns a response body with the following structure:

  "kind": "storage#objects",
  "nextPageToken": string,
  "prefixes": [
  "items": [
    objects Resource
Property name Value Description Notes
kind string The kind of item this is. For lists of objects, this is always storage#objects.
nextPageToken string The continuation token, included only if there are more items to return. Provide this value as the pageToken of a subsequent request in order to return the next page of results.
prefixes[] list Object name prefixes for objects that matched the listing request but were excluded from items[] because of a delimiter. Values in this list are object names up to and including the requested delimiter. Duplicate entries are omitted from this list.
items[] list The list of objects, ordered lexicographically by name.

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