Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, gFTP is an open-source, multi-threaded ftp client developed for Linux and Unix systems.
The latest version available is gFTP 2.0.19, which has the below features:
- Distributed under the terms of the GNU Public License Agreement
- Written in C and has a text interface and a GTK+ 1.2/2.x interface
- Supports the FTP, FTPS (control connection only), HTTP, HTTPS, SSH and FSP protocols
- FTP and HTTP proxy server support
- Supports FXP file transfers (transferring files between 2 remote servers via FTP)
- Supports UNIX, EPLF, Novell, MacOS, VMS, MVS and NT (DOS) style directory listings
- Bookmarks menu to allow you to quickly connect to remote sites
In this article I will show you how to install gFTP 2.0.19 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing gFTP 2.0.19 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the gftp package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gftp
Optinal, to remove gftp, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove gftp