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NAME cadaver - A command-line WebDAV client for Unix.

SYNOPSIS cadaver [-et][-V][-h] http://hostname[:port]/path

DESCRIPTION cadaver supports file upload, download, on-screen display, namespace operations (move and copy), collection creation and deletion, and lock- ing operations.

Its operation is similar to the standard BSD ftp(1) client and the Samba Project s smbclient(1). A user familiar with these tools should be quite comfortable with cadaver.

OPTIONS -e, --expect100 Enable sending of Expect: 100-continue header.

-t, --tolerant Allow cd/open into non-WebDAV enabled collection; use if the server or proxy server has WebDAV compliance problems.

-V, --version Display version information and exit.

-h, --help Display this help message and exit.

COMMAND REFERENCE ls [path] List contents of current [or other] collection

cd path Change to specified collection

pwd Display name of current collection

put local [remote] Upload local file

get remote [local] Download remote resource

mget remote... Download many remote resources

mput local... Upload many local files

edit resource Edit given resource

less remote... Display remote resource through pager

mkcol remote... Create remote collection(s)

cat remote... Display remote resource(s)

delete remote... Delete non-collection resource(s)

rmcol remote... Delete remote collections and ALL contents

copy source... dest Copy resource(s) from source to dest

move source... dest Move resource(s) from source to dest

lock resource Lock given resource

unlock resource Unlock given resource

discover resource Display lock information for resource

steal resource Steal lock token for resource

showlocks Display list of owned locks

propnames res Names of properties defined on resource

chexec [+|-] remote Change isexecutable property of resource

propget res [propname] Retrieve properties of resource

propset res propname value Set property on resource

set [option] [value] Set an option, or display options

open URL Open connection to given URL

close Close current connection

quit Exit program

unset [option] [value] Unsets or clears value from option.

lcd [directory] Change local working directory

lls [options] Display local directory listing

lpwd Print local working directory

logout Logout of authentication session

help [command] Display help message

EXAMPLES cadaver Connects to the server, opening the root collection.

cadaver Connects to the server using port 8022, opening the collection "/Users/fred/".

cadaver Connects to a server called using SSL.

FILES ~/.cadaverrc Individual user settings that can override cadaver defaults.

AUTHOR Joe Orton <>

SEE ALSO ftp(1), smbclient(1)

Unix January 2002 cadaver(1)