Paths are specified as remote:path

Paths may be as deep as required, eg remote:directory/subdirectory.

To configure the WebDAV remote you will need to have a URL for it, and a username and password. If you know what kind of system you are connecting to then rclone can enable extra features.

Here is an example of how to make a remote called remote. First run:

 rclone config

This will guide you through an interactive setup process:

No remotes found - make a new one
n) New remote
s) Set configuration password
q) Quit config
n/s/q> n
name> remote
Type of storage to configure.
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
 1 / Amazon Drive
   \ "amazon cloud drive"
 2 / Amazon S3 (also Dreamhost, Ceph, Minio)
   \ "s3"
 3 / Backblaze B2
   \ "b2"
 4 / Box
   \ "box"
 5 / Dropbox
   \ "dropbox"
 6 / Encrypt/Decrypt a remote
   \ "crypt"
 7 / FTP Connection
   \ "ftp"
 8 / Google Cloud Storage (this is not Google Drive)
   \ "google cloud storage"
 9 / Google Drive
   \ "drive"
10 / Hubic
   \ "hubic"
11 / Local Disk
   \ "local"
12 / Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
   \ "azureblob"
13 / Microsoft OneDrive
   \ "onedrive"
14 / Openstack Swift (Rackspace Cloud Files, Memset Memstore, OVH)
   \ "swift"
15 / Pcloud
   \ "pcloud"
16 / QingCloud Object Storage
   \ "qingstor"
17 / SSH/SFTP Connection
   \ "sftp"
18 / WebDAV
   \ "webdav"
19 / Yandex Disk
   \ "yandex"
20 / http Connection
   \ "http"
Storage> webdav
URL of http host to connect to
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
 1 / Connect to example.com
   \ "https://example.com"
url> https://example.com/remote.php/webdav/
Name of the WebDAV site/service/software you are using
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
 1 / Nextcloud
   \ "nextcloud"
 2 / Owncloud
   \ "owncloud"
 3 / Other site/service or software
   \ "other"
vendor> 1
User name
user> user
y) Yes type in my own password
g) Generate random password
n) No leave this optional password blank
y/g/n> y
Enter the password:
Confirm the password:
Remote config
url = https://example.com/remote.php/webdav/
vendor = nextcloud
user = user
pass = *** ENCRYPTED ***
y) Yes this is OK
e) Edit this remote
d) Delete this remote
y/e/d> y

Once configured you can then use rclone like this,

List directories in top level of your WebDAV

rclone lsd remote:

List all the files in your WebDAV

rclone ls remote:

To copy a local directory to an WebDAV directory called backup

rclone copy /home/source remote:backup

Modified time and hashes

Plain WebDAV does not support modified times. However when used with Owncloud or Nextcloud rclone will support modified times.

Hashes are not supported.


Click on the settings cog in the bottom right of the page and this will show the WebDAV URL that rclone needs in the config step. It will look something like https://example.com/remote.php/webdav/.

Owncloud supports modified times using the X-OC-Mtime header.


This is configured in an identical way to Owncloud. Note that Nextcloud does not support streaming of files (rcat) whereas Owncloud does. This may be fixed in the future.


put.io can be accessed in a read only way using webdav.

Configure the url as https://webdav.put.io and use your normal account username and password for user and pass. Set the vendor to other.

Your config file should end up looking like this:

type = webdav
url = https://webdav.put.io
vendor = other
user = YourUserName
pass = encryptedpassword

If you are using put.io with rclone mount then use the --read-only flag to signal to the OS that it can’t write to the mount.

For more help see the put.io webdav docs.

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