DAVfs is a Linux file system driver that allows you to mount a WebDAV server as a disk drive. WebDAV is an extension to HTTP/1.1 that allows remote collaborative authoring of Web resources, defined in RFC 4918.
Mounting the partition
# mount.davfs http://localhost:8080/ /mnt/dav # mount -t davfs http://localhost:8080/ /mnt/dav
Mounting as regular user
Add yourself to network group (where username is replaced with your username):
# usermod -a -G network username
Add webdav entry to /etc/fstab (again, replacing username with your actual username):
https://webdav.example.com /home/username/webdav davfs user,noauto,uid=username,file_mode=600,dir_mode=700 0 1
Create secrets file in your home:
$ mkdir ~/.davfs2/ $ echo "https://webdav.example.com webdavuser webdavpassword" >> ~/.davfs2/secrets $ chmod 0600 ~/.davfs2/secrets
For nextcloud and owncloud the url is:
For box.com, the url is:
For STACK, the url is (replace username with your username):
If you want to mount several disks from same server, you need specify mount points of this disks instead of server address in file ~/.davfs2/secrets, remember to put the password in double quotes.
/home/username/disk1 webdavuser1 "webdavpassword1" /home/username/disk2 webdavuser1 "webdavpassword2" ......... /home/username/diskN webdavuserN "webdavpasswordN"
Now you should be able to mount and unmount ~/webdav:
# mount ~/webdav # fusermount -u ~/webdav
Creating/copying files not possible
If creating/copying files is not possible, while the same operations work on directories, edit
/etc/davfs2/davfs2.conf and change the following line accordingly:
[...] use_locks 0 [...]