How to Install FileZilla on Debian 10 (Buster)

FileZilla is free and cross platform ftp, ftps and sftp client. It provides a graphical user interface through which we can connect to remote system using protocols like ftp and sftp. Using its graphical interface one can easily transfer files from local system to remote and vice-versa. In this article we will discuss, how to install latest version of filezilla on Debian 10 (Buster) system.

Let’s jump into the FileZilla installation steps,

Step 1) Update apt package index

Login to the Debian 10 system and run below apt command to update package index,

linuxbuzz@debian-10:~$ sudo apt update

Step 2) Install FileZilla via CLI or GUI

FileZilla can be installed either by command line using apt command or from GUI using synaptic package manager. This guide covers both the methods.

Installation via command-line

To Install FileZilla using command-line, run following apt command

linuxbuzz@debian-10:~$ sudo apt install -y filezilla


Once FileZilla and its dependencies are installed successfully, run below command to verify the FileZilla version,

linuxbuzz@debian-10:~$ filezilla --version
Reading locale option from /home/linuxbuzz/.config/filezilla/filezilla.xml
FileZilla 3.39.0, compiled on 2019-12-18

Installation via Graphical User Interface (Synaptic Package Manager)

Start the Synaptic Package manager and search filezilla,


Choose the filezilla and the click on ‘Mark for Installation


Choose ‘Apply’ to install Filezilla and its dependencies.


Once packages are installed successfully, close ‘Synaptic Package Manager’ utility.

Step 3) Access and Test FileZilla

From the desktop search dash, search filezilla and click on its icon



Click on OK and enter  the remote host entries to which you want to connect it using filezilla.


Now click on ‘Quickconnect’ and after the successful authentication, you will get remote users’ s sysadmin home directory contents listed in filezilla as shown below,


Above window confirms that filezilla is successfully connected to remote host using sftp. Now you can easily transfer files using drag and drop from local system to remote and vice-versa.

That’s all from this article. I hope these steps help you to install and use FileZilla efficiently on your Debian 10 system. Please do share your feedback and comments.

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