How to install Filezilla on Ubuntu

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

Filezilla is an app that you can use to transfer files to your server, using the FTP and SFTP protocols.

Filezilla offers two different versions, filezilla client and filezilla server. Filezilla client is the app that you can use to login on your server and manage files.

Filezilla server allows you to create a server on your machine, which you can use to share files with other users.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Filezilla client on Ubuntu.

Step 1 - Update your system

Before you install Filezilla on your machine, update your packages on your system by running the command below.

sudo apt-get update

Step 2 - Install Filezilla

Filezilla can be installed on Ubuntu using the official repositories, as filezilla package is available on Ubuntu repository.

To install Filezilla, simply run the command below.

sudo apt-get install filezilla

Next, authenticate by typing your sudo password, and then press enter to proceed installing Filezilla

Once you authenticate, now you need to confirm that you want to proceed installing Filezilla. To do this, simply press Y, and enter after.

And now Filezilla will be installed on your system.

Step 3 - Launch Filezilla

Filezilla should now be installed on your machine. To launch Filezilla, you can do so by using the terminal or by using GUI.

To launch filezilla via terminal, launch your terminal and run the following.


If you want to launch Filezilla using GUI, you can so so by launching Filezilla from your system, in the application menu.

Look for Filezilla on the app list, or simply search for "Filezilla" on the search box, and you should be able to launch Filezilla by clicking the Filezilla icon.

Uninstall Filezilla on Ubuntu

To uninstall Filezilla on Ubuntu, you can use the apt package manager, by using the remove command.

Uninstall Filezilla with.

sudo apt remove filezilla --purge


By now you should know how to install and uninstall Filezilla on your Ubuntu machine.

And you should now be able to use Filezilla to send and receive files from your server.