WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is an extension to the HTTP protocol which allows you to create, move, copy, and delete resources on a remote web server. In practice, mounting a remote WebDAV repository on your local machine allows you to modify a remote web server's files as if those files were local to the system.
Browse the WebDAV Resources pages to learn more about this extension protocol.
The first time you launch this tool the required packages are installed if needed, and only two buttons are available. , which allows you to define a new mount point, the other one just s the application. After you have defined the mount points, they will appear as new buttons at the top of the buttons list. Clicking on a mount point button will take you to the mount point menu (see Figure 12.10, “WebDAV Menu”).
You must now decide where the web server files will be accessible from. Select the Mount point option and click . Here you are able to choose a local directory or enter your own. If the selected mount point does not exist, it will be created.
If the server requires authentication, do not forget to fill the username and password fields in the Options dialog. Then all you need to do is to actually mount the remote repository by selecting Mount and clicking .