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Google Bucket – Get a specific file

I am currently working with Google Buckets and I am having a little trouble getting a specific file.

I am currently able to get all files by doing the following:

const [files] = await bucket.getFiles();

However, I am a little confused on how to get a single file, for example, if the name of the file in the bucket is “mypicture.jpg”, do I use a prefix? Or do I use .file()?

const [file] = await bucket.getFiles({prefix: "mypicture.jpg"});


const [file] = await bucket.file("mypicture.jpg");

Your help would be appreciated!


file function can be used to access a file reference

const file = await bucket.file("mypicture.jpg");