Davfs

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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.

Installing DAVfs

Install davfs2 from official repositories.

Mounting the partition

Examples:

# 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 owncloud, the url is:

https://webdav.example.com/remote.php/webdav

For box.com, the url is:

https://dav.box.com/dav

For STACK, the url is (replace username with your username):

https://username.stackstorage.com/remote.php/webdav

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

Troubleshooting

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:

/etc/davfs2/davfs2.conf
[...]
use_locks 0
[...]

See also

http://doc.owncloud.org/server/6.0/user_manual/files/files.html