PyWebDAV is a standards compliant WebDAV server and library written in Python


Python WebDAV implementation (level 1 and 2) that features a library that enables you to integrate WebDAV server capabilities to your application

A fully working example on how to use the library is included. You can find the server in the DAVServer package. Upon installation a script called davserver is created in your $PYTHON/bin directory.

If you search an easy to use WebDAV server that supports most clients (cadaver, Mac OS X Finder, Windows Explorer, ...) then try out PyWebDAV.


Installation and setup of server can be as easy as follows:

$ easy_install PyWebDAV $ davserver -D /tmp -n -J

If you're living on the bleeding edge then check out the sourcecode from http://code.google.com/p/pywebdav/source/checkout

After having downloaded code simply install a development egg:

$ svn co svn checkout http://pywebdav.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ pywebdav $ cd pywebdav $ python setup.py develop $ davserver --help

Send patches to http://code.google.com/p/pywebdav/issues/list

If you want to use the library then have a look at the DAVServer package that holds all code for a full blown server. Also doc/ARCHITECURE has information for you.


Ask here http://groups.google.com/group/pywebdav or send an email to the maintainer.


  • Python 2.4 or higher (www.python.org)
  • PyXML 0.66 (pyxml.sourceforge.net)


General Public License v2 see doc/LICENSE


Simon Pamies [*] Bielefeld, Germany s.pamies@banality.de

Christian Scholz Aachen, Germany mrtopf@webdav.de

Vince Spicer Ontario, Canada vince@vince.ca

[*]: Current Maintainer



Look inside the file doc/TODO for things which needs to be done and will be done in the near future.

Have a look at doc/ARCHITECTURE to understand what's going on under the hood