Filezilla In Ubuntu

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Steps to install FileZilla on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server Here we will see how to quickly install FileZilla’s latest version on Debian based Ubuntu 20.04 LTS focal fossa Linux operating system including Linux Mint, Elementary, MX Linux, and others. Install FileZilla 3.20 in Ubuntu 16.04: It is recommended to install FileZilla using the package manager, although the project page offers pre-compiled Linux binaries. And below is how to install it from the GetDeb repository. FileZilla is not installed by default, To install FileZilla on Ubuntu 18.04, Open the terminal and execute: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install filezilla Connecting to the FTP server with FileZilla. To connect to a FTP Server, Open the FileZilla FTP client and type the domain name or IP address of the FTP server in the Host field.


These are the command-line arguments for FileZilla Client. The Server command-line arguments can be found under Command-line arguments (Server).

FileZilla Client command-line arguments



  • <FTP URL>

Accepts all URLs of the form

Valid protocols are ftp:// (the default if omitted), ftps://, ftpes:// and sftp://

  • -h, --help

Shows the help dialog.

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  • -s, --sitemanager

Start with opened Site Manager.
May not be used together with -c nor with URL parameter.

  • -c, --site=<string>

Connect to specified Site Manager site.
Site name requirements:

  • Site has to be given as complete path, with a slash as separation character.
  • Any slash or backslash that is part of a segment has to be escaped with a backslash.
  • Path has to be prefixed with 0 for user defined entries or 1 for default entries.
  • Site path may not contain double quotation marks.


Connects to the user site 'sl/ash' in the site directory 'foo/bar'.

  • -l, --logontype=(ask interactive)

Logon type, can only be used together with FTP URL. Argument has to be either 'ask' or 'interactive'.
FileZilla will ask for any logon information not supplied in the FTP URL before connecting. Useful for custom scripts or shortcuts.


  • -a, --local=<string>

Sets the local site (left-hand side) to the given path. (Requires version 3.7.1-rc1 or higher)
Use double quotation for paths with spaces in them.


Connects to the user site 'site1' and sets the local folder to C:site1 downloads.

Connects to server2 URL and sets the local folder to C:server2 downloads.

  • --close (Windows only)

Closes all running instances of FileZilla.

  • --verbose

Verbose log messages from wxWidgets.

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  • -v, --version

Print version information to stdout and exit.


If you want to connect from the command-line to the site named Backup server in the directory foo/bar, the command is:

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