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

It is an open-source, command-line,WebDAV client for UNIX. Connect to a WebDAV server with Cadaver by specifying a URL argument after the main Cadaver program name. For Oracle Portal folders, specify the same URL you entered for your portal’s Web Folders in the Add Network Place Wizard

When you want to do something only a privileged user can do, such as add, move, or rename content, it will prompt you for a user name and password.

After you start this, you can display a list of available commands by typing helpon the command line. Some commands relevant to content management, include:

  • Upload a file [put filename]

  • Download a file [get filename]

  • Upload multiple files at once [mput common*]

    Where common is the part of the filename that all files being uploaded have in common.



cadaver [OPTIONS] http://hostname[:port]/path

Port defaults to 80, path defaults to ‘/’


  -t, --tolerant            Allow cd/open into non-WebDAV enabled collection.
  -r, --rcfile=FILE         Read script from FILE instead of ~/.cadaverrc.
  -p, --proxy=PROXY[:PORT]  Use proxy host PROXY and optional proxy port PORT.
  -V, --version             Display version information.
  -h, --help                Display this help message.


cyborg@cyborg:~$ sudo cadaver
Connection to `' established.
dav:!> help
Available commands: 
 ls         cd         pwd        put        get        mget       mput       
 edit       less       mkcol      cat        delete     rmcol      copy       
 move       lock       unlock     discover   steal      showlocks  version    
 checkin    checkout   uncheckout history    label      propnames  chexec     
 propget    propdel    propset    search     set        open       close      
 echo       quit       unset      lcd        lls        lpwd       logout     
 help       describe   about      
Aliases: rm=delete, mkdir=mkcol, mv=move, cp=copy, more=less, quit=exit=bye

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