How to Install FileZilla 3.x on Debian 9 and Fedora 26 Workstation

FileZilla is a free and open source fully featured graphical FTP, FTPS and SFTP client. It is cross platform software so it can be installed on both Windows and Linux like operating systems. Filezilla code is written mainly in C++ and Wxwidgets.

Some of the noticeable feature of FileZilla is listed below:


In this article we will discuss how to install latest version of FileZilla on Debian 9(stretch) and Fedora 26.

Installation Steps of FileZilla on Debian 9 workstation

In fresh Debian 9 installation, sudo package is installed by default. So we cannot use sudo command to install packages. In my case I have one local account with name ‘linuxtechi’ and I want to perform the entire administration and installation task with this local account. For this to happen execute following commands from root user.

[email protected]:~# apt-get install sudo -y
[email protected]:~# usermod -G sudo linuxtechi

Now exit from the root user and login to your Debian 9 box with your local account and run the beneath commands to install Filezilla.

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

Alternate way to install FileZilla from Synaptic

Open the synaptic Package Manager and Search ‘filezilla’


Select FileZilla and Click on “Mark for Installation” and then click on Apply.

Once it is installed successfully then access FileZilla GUI. Demonstration is shown below:


Click on FileZilla icon


This concludes the installation of FileZilla on Debian 9. Now Let’s jump into the Fedora 26 Box

Installations steps of FileZilla on Fedora 26 Workstation

Login to your Fedora 26 box and run the beneath commands from console to install latest version of FileZilla. FileZilla-3.27 is available in the default package repositories.

[[email protected] ~]$ sudo dnf install filezilla


Once the Installation is completed successfully then try accessing it, demonstration is shown below


Click on “FileZilla” icon


Now Connect to your FTP server by specifying the host ip, user name, password and its port


Once the authentication is verified and certificate is accepted then we will successfully get the remote server ftp directory. Example is shown is below:


This concludes the installation of FileZilla on Fedora 26 Workstation.

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