Install Filezilla on Ubuntu, Xubuntu & linux mint

FileZilla is a good, open-source FTP client, with support for FTP, SFTP, FTPS. It is also multi-platform, so it can be used on Linux, Windows, Mac or BSD.


The latest version available is Filezilla, which brings the below changes:

  • Reject Diffie-Hellman Groups smaller than 1024 bits when using FTP over TLS to protect against the Logjam attack
  • Do not bind the source IP address of the data connection if the server is not configured properly
  • Deleting bookmarks from the bookmarks dialog no longer deletes the wrong bookmark
  • Fixed CPU compatibility issues on 64bit binaries
  • In this article I will demonstrate to you you how to install Filezilla on Ubuntu, Linux Mint.

    Download FileZilla

    You need to do is download the archive file and extract file using following command:

    # cd /opt
    For 32 bit
    # wget
    # wget

    Extract Filezilla

    Extract the archive file using following command.

    # tar -xjvf FileZilla_3.11.0.1_*-linux-gnu.tar.bz2

    Symbolic Link of FileZilla

    To access the filezilla from command we require to create a soft link of filezilla.

    # cd /opt/FileZilla3/bin
    # sudo chmod +x filezilla
    # sudo ln -sf /opt/FileZilla3/bin/filezilla /usr/bin/filezilla

    Access FileZilla

    You can access FileZilla using following command:

    # filezilla

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