How To Install Filezilla 3.13 RC2 On Linux Systems

Filezilla is an open-source, cross-platform, popular FTP client, available for Linux, Windows and Mac systems. It has support for FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), can handle (and resume) transfers of files over 4 GB, has a tabbed interface, supports Bookmarsks, drag and drop and filename filters and permits the users to limit the transfer speed, among others.

The latest version available is Filezilla 3.13 RC2, which brings the below changes:

  • Updated SFTP components from PuTTY
  • Official binaries now link against GnuTLS 3.4.4
  • Official binaries now link against SQLite 3.8.11.1

Installation instructions:

Filezilla does not provide a repository for its ftp client, but the installation steps are quite easy anyway and should not create difficulties on any Linux distribution.

The latest versions of Filezilla are available as pre-compiled libraries via the sourceforge, so we need to download the archive (i386 or i686 for 32 bit systems and amd64 or x86_64 for 64 bit systems), extract  it and run the filezilla file. Also, it is advised to remove previous versions of Filezilla, move Filezilla to /opt and create a symlink, for an easier usage.

The below instructions should work on all the popular Linux systems, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, Robolinux, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux, Manjaro, ROSA Desktop etc.

How to install FileZilla on 32 bit Linux systems:

$ wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/files/FileZilla_Client_Unstable/3.13.0-rc2/FileZilla_3.13.0-rc2_i586-linux-gnu.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf FileZilla_3.13.0-rc2_i586-linux-gnu.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/filezilla*
$ sudo mv FileZilla3 /opt/filezilla3
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/filezilla3/bin/filezilla /usr/bin/filezilla

To start FileZilla, just open a terminal, type filezilla and hit enter.

How to install FileZilla on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/files/FileZilla_Client_Unstable/3.13.0-rc2/FileZilla_3.13.0-rc2_x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf FileZilla_3.13.0-rc2_x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/filezilla*
$ sudo mv FileZilla3 /opt/filezilla3
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/filezilla3/bin/filezilla /usr/bin/filezilla

To start FileZilla, just open a terminal, type filezilla and hit enter.

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