How to install FileZilla on Linux through Command Line

FileZilla is a reliable FTP Client for Linux for emergency data backup, file sharing, and many other data transfer tools. It comes with support for different file-transfer protocols including FTP, SFTP and various others. You can easily install it on your Linux system with different simple commands accordingly.

FileZilla FTP Client Uploading File

Install FileZilla on Ubuntu

For Ubuntu users, FileZilla can be installed from the Universe repository. All you need is to launch the terminal through Ctrl + Alt + T or Shift + T. First of all you need to add the Universe Repository to the software sources by using the command:
sudo add-apt-repository universe
Run the update command so the changes can take effect with the command:

sudo apt update

Now install FileZilla app through install command

sudo apt install filezilla


Install FileZilla on Debian

You can easily install FileZilla on Debian using the Main software repository. Just run the terminal through Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T from the keyboard and use apt-get install command for installing FileZilla

sudo apt-get install filezilla

Although you will not get the latest release from the Main repository by you can use Snap Package or Flatpak installation to get a stable release.


Install FileZilla on Arch Linux

Arch Linux provides FileZilla FTP client using the Community software repository. All it requires is to enable Community repository. To enable the Community Repository, launch the terminal using Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T. Now open Pacman.conf in the Nano Text Editor using the command:

sudo nano -w /etc/pacman.conf

In the Pacman configuration file in Nano, use the arrow keys for navigating the file and move to the end of the file to find “Community”. Remove the # that comments down the Community to make it working. Press Ctrl + O to save and Ctrl + X to close the editor. Now re-sync the computer to the pacman official servers by running

sudo pacman -Syyuu

After Synchronizing the Linux with pacman, install FileZilla through

sudo pacman -S filezilla


Install FileZilla on Fedora

FileZilla is available for Fedora versions 29, 30, 31 and Rawhide. It is in the primary software sources which does not require to enable RPM Fusion. All you need is to open the terminal through Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T and use dnf command to install FileZilla.

sudo dnf install filezilla


Install FileZilla on OpenSUSE

OpenSUSE supports the FileZilla FTP app for all the current releases including 15.1, 15.0 and Tumbleweed. Just launch the terminal using Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T and use zipper install command to install FileZilla

sudo zypper install filezilla

Note that FileZilla is only for specific versions of OpenSUSE. It supports the latest releases for stability reasons. To use the previous release of FileZilla, use Flatpak or Snap installation.


Installing FileZilla through Flatpak

The FileZilla FTP is in the Flathub app store as Flatpak package. Most of the Linux operating systems support Flatpak. Just run the terminal through Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T and run the given commands to install FileZilla.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub


flatpak install flathub org.filezillaproject.Filezilla


Installing FileZilla through Snap Package

Snap package also contains FileZilla, it supports specific Linux releases so you need to make sure that your Linux distribution supports the Snap package or not. Enable snapd runtime and install the FileZilla though the given command

sudo snap install filezilla --beta

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