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NAME

     mount_webdav -- mount a WebDAV filesystem


SYNOPSIS

     mount_webdav [-s] [-S] [-i] [-v volume_name] [-o options]
                  [scheme://]host[:port][/path] node


DESCRIPTION

     The mount_webdav command mounts the WebDAV-enabled server directory at
     [scheme://]host[:port][/path] at the mount point indicated by node.

     The user and group IDs for all files and directories are set to unknown,
     and the permissions default to read, write and execute for user, group
     and other.

     The arguments and options are:

     -s      Require that authentication credentials be sent securely to the
             server.  Note: If this option is not set, sending authentication
             credentials insecurely to the server will be allowed but will be
             logged.

     -S      Suppresses all user interface including the authentication
             dialogs and the non-responsive ("disconnect") server dialogs. If
             the server connection becomes non-responsive, the file system is
             immediately unmounted when this option has been used.

     -i      Interactive mode, you are prompted for the username and password.

     -o      Options passed to mount(2) are specified with the -o option fol-
             lowed by a comma-separated string of options. See the mount(8)
             man page for possible options and their meanings. If connecting
             to a Class 1 compliant WebDAV server, the rdonly option will be
             set even if it was not specified because mount_webdav will not
             allow files to be opened with write access on servers which do
             not support the DAV LOCK method.

     -v volume_name
             Allows the volume_name attribute (ATTR_VOL_NAME) returned by
             getattrlist(2) to be specified. If the volume_name is not speci-
             fied, the last path component name of the node path is used as
             the volume_name.

     [scheme://]host[:port][/path]
             The WebDAV-enabled server directory (collection resource) to
             mount as a volume.  The scheme, if specified, must be "http://"
             or "https://". If the scheme is not specified, then "http://" is
             used.  If the port is not specified, then port 80 is used when
             the scheme is "http://" or port 443 is used when the scheme is
             "https://".  If the path is not specified, then the path "/" is
             used.

     node    Path to mount point. Note: The mount point directory must be cre-
             ated or exist before issuing the mount_webdav command.


EXAMPLES

     The following example illustrates how to mount the WebDAV-enabled server
     directory http://idisk.mac.com/membername/ at the mount point
     /Volumes/mntpnt/.  Note: The mountpoint directory /Volumes/mntpnt/ must
     be created before issuing the mount_webdav command.

           mount_webdav http://idisk.mac.com/membername/ /Volumes/mntpnt/


DIAGNOSTICS

     The mount_webdav utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
     Here is a list of common results (other error results not listed may be
     returned):

     0                  mount_webdav successfully mounted the server direc-
                        tory.

     [ENOENT]           The server directory could not be mounted by
                        mount_webdav because the node path is invalid.

     [ENODEV]           The server directory could not be mounted by
                        mount_webdav because it is not WebDAV-enabled or
                        because it does not exist, or because node does not
                        have proper access.

     [ECANCELED]        The server directory could not be mounted by
                        mount_webdav because the user did not provide proper
                        authentication credentials.


COMPATIBILITY

     As noted above, the -afd option is considered deprecated in Mac OS X 10.4
     and may not be supported in future releases. Use the FSMountServerVol-
     umeSync() and FSMountServerVolumeAsync() APIs in CarbonCore/Files.h
     instead.


SEE ALSO

     mount(2), unmount(2), mount(8) getattrlist(2)


HISTORY

     The mount_webdav command first appeared Mac OS X Version 10.0. Support
     for HTTP Digest Access authentication was added in Mac OS X Version
     10.1.1. Support for the https URL scheme, and for additional authentica-
     tion methods and proxies supported by the CFNetwork framework were added
     in Mac OS X Version 10.4.

Mac OS X                       October 27, 2008                       Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.7 - Generated Fri Sep 2 19:27:02 CDT 2011
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