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,

[email protected]:~$ 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

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt install -y filezilla

apt-filezilla-install-debian10

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

[email protected]:~$ filezilla --version
Reading locale option from /home/linuxbuzz/.config/filezilla/filezilla.xml
FileZilla 3.39.0, compiled on 2019-12-18
[email protected]:~$

Installation via Graphical User Interface (Synaptic Package Manager)

Start the Synaptic Package manager and search filezilla,

Search-FileZilla-Synaptic-Package-Manager

Choose the filezilla and the click on ‘Mark for Installation

FileZilla-mark-for-installation-debian10

Choose ‘Apply’ to install Filezilla and its dependencies.

Choose-Apply-to-Install-FileZilla

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

Search-Filezilla-desktop-dash-debian10

FileZilla-Welcome-Debain10

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

Remote-sftp-details-filezilla-debian10

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,

FileZilla-window-after-connecting-remote-system

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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