DavUtils documentation

Test

After successful installation you can test dav with your WebDAV server.

dav list http://example.com/webdav/

This lists all child resources of the specified collection. If you are unfamiliar to WebDAV terminology this means basically listing all files in a directory, similar to the ls unix tool. Actually you can also write dav ls instead of dav list and there is also an -l option similarly to the unix tool ls.

Create a repository

All dav commands are expecting an url argument, but it may be a bit cumbersome to type a full url every time. But you can configure a repository in the dav configuration file ($HOME/.dav/config.xml) with the servers url, optional authentication information and other options. Afterwards you can access a webdav server just with the repository name and an optional path.

So when you have created a repository with the name myserv and the url http://example.com/webdav/, you can just type

dav list myserv

You can add a path to the repository name to access an other url

dav list myserv/mycollection/

This lists the content of http://example.com/webdav/mycollection/

The easiest way to create a repository is with the add-repository command. This is a simple configuration assistant.

$ dav add-repository
Each repository must have an unique name.
name: myserv

Specify the repository base url.
url: http://example.com/webdav/

User for HTTP authentication.
user (optional): myuser
password (optional): 


Added repository: myserv (http://example.com/webdav/)

You can also configure the config.xml yourself, check out the config.xml spec.