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Cadaver is now part of Cygwin

I'm pleased to see that cadaver is now part of the official Cygwin package list. Simply run setup.exe and select to install cadaver (you'll find it in the Web category), see the image below:

This also means that the information in the next section is obsolete. It is only here for historical reasons. And consequently no newer versions of cadaver will appear on this page.

I have warned you: the following is obsolete..

Cadaver for Cygwin

After downloading the source, I tried compiling cadaver with a Cygwin setup, and guess what it worked, right out-of-the-box!

If you don't know it, cadaver is a command-line WebDAV client. It's like a command line FTP client, just using the WebDAV protocol, which is an extension to the HTTP protocol used by web-servers.

Check out the cadaver web-page and the WebDAV web-site to learn more.

My latest build

Here's my latest build of an cadaver binary for cygwin.
  • cadaver-0.22.2-i686-cygwin.tar.gz (60KB) - build for and with Cygwin 1.5.12
  • cadaver-0.22.2-i486-cygwin.tar.gz (61KB) - this version was build by Martijn Dekker. It didn't work for me, because it uses an XML-library that I haven't installed.
  • cadaver-0.22.2.tar.gz (432KB) -

Installation instructions

After downloading one of the tarballs do the following (change tarball name if your're using Martijn's build):
  1. Examine contents:
    tar -ztf cadaver-0.22.2-i686-cygwin.tar.gz
  2. Install (into /usr/local):
    ( cd / && tar -zvxf cadaver-0.22.2-i686-cygwin.tar.gz )

The source should be build with the usual "configure", "make" and "make install" commands.

Old stuff

Version 0.17.0

This was the first version I tried building with Cygwin.
  • cadaver-0.17.0-cygwin136.tar.gz (80KB) - the cadaver binary in a tar-gz archive, buildt for Cygwin 1.3.6
  • cadaver-0.17.0-bin.tar.gz (80KB) - the very first build, using an older version of Cygwin.
  • cadaver-0.17.0.tar.gz (368KB) - the source code in a tar-gz archive
The source should be build with the usual "configure", "make" and "make install" commands. If you opt for the binary, just place cadaver.exe somewhere in your path.


I announced this page on the Cygwin site on August 7th 2001, and on October 26th it had received more than 5000 visitors!