Synchronizes a local folder to a remote webdav folder as part of your Grunt build
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Synchronizes a local folder to a remote webdav folder

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-webdav-sync --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


The "webdav_sync" task


In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named webdav_sync to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

  webdav_sync: {
    options: {
      // Task-specific options go here.
    your_target: {
      // Target-specific file lists and/or options go here.



Type: String Default value: none

A local path pattern to load files from. the local_path is relative from the Gruntfile.js root. The files from local_path will be copied from the ** directory so if upload contains for example test.json and the remote_path is http://user:password@localhost:9001/path/to it will upload to http://user:password@localhost:9001/path/to/test.json.


Type: String Default value: none

The server to upload the file to. This accepts all default URL's so you can add username, password or a port.


Type: Boolean Default value: false

sendImmediately defaults to false, which means request will retry with a proper authentication header after receiving a 401 response from the server (which must contain a WWW-Authenticate header indicating the required authentication method). When setting it to true a basic authentication header is sent.


Type: Boolean Default value: false

If true, requires SSL certificates be valid. Note: to use your own certificate authority, you need to specify an agent that was created with that CA as an option.

Usage Examples

Default Options

In this example, the default options are used to copy files from a directory to a remote webdav server.

  webdav_sync: {
    default: {
        options: {
           local_path: 'test/assets/upload/**',
           remote_path: 'http://user:password@localhost:9001/path/to'
           sendImmediately: true,
           strictSSL: false


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

Release History


  • Add support for grunt 1.0


  • Bugfix: fixes #18


  • Added configuration options to enforce digest authentication, and skip the validity check for SSL certificates


  • Removed the hardcoded extensions to detect binary files and added isbinaryfile lib to detect this.


  • Fix issue with binary encoded files.


  • Added digest authentication.
  • Added support for windows paths.
  • Fixed a bug with deleting non-existing folders.