19-09-2017: Davrods Enhancements as part of the Grassroots Infrastructure

One of the major aims of the Grassroots Infrastructure is to allow users to share their wheat data as easily and seamlessly as possible. To do this, we use iRODS which is a system allowing users to create files and directories as normal with extra features such as distributed storage viewable across different institutions and the ability to add metadata to all of the files and directories.

iRODS comes with command-line clients to allow access to its storage and Chris Smeele and Ton Smeele developed an Apache httpd module, Davrods to allow access to it using standard WebDAV commands. There were still some functionality that we wanted to add that was missing from Davrods, namely:

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