By the end of this article, you will have learnt how to install FileZilla Client on Pop!_OS. FileZilla Client is a free and opensource software that allows you to transfer files over the internet (FTP). This software makes it easy for you to upload and download files from your web server. FileZilla Client can run on Linux, Windows and Mac OS.

Features of FileZilla Client

  • You can transfer large file up to over 4GB
  • Runs on most platforms, Windows, Linux, Mac OS, and more
  • Provides remote file editing
  • With FileZilla you can drag and drop
  • Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  • This software is multi-lingual
  • You can filter your files by name
  • Remote file search is possible

How To Install FileZilla client on Pop!_OS

The following is a step by step process to help you successfully install FileZilla Client on Pop!_OS;

  • Step 1. Do a System Update

To do this, use the command below;

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
  • Step 2. Install FileZilla Client on Pop!_OS using apt

To do that, utilize the following command;

sudo apt install filezilla

The output;

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt install filezilla
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  filezilla-common libfilezilla0 libpugixml1v5 libwxbase3.0-0v5
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  filezilla filezilla-common libfilezilla0 libpugixml1v5 libwxbase3.0-0v5
0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 9,861 kB of archives.
After this operation, 40.5 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 groovy/universe amd64 filezilla-common all 3.50.0-3 [2,260 kB]
Get:2 groovy/universe amd64 libfilezilla0 amd64 0.24.1-1 [208 kB]
Get:3 groovy/universe amd64 libpugixml1v5 amd64 1.10-1 [89.9 kB]
Get:4 groovy/universe amd64 libwxbase3.0-0v5 amd64 [982 kB]
Get:5 groovy/universe amd64 libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-0v5 amd64 [4,369 kB]
Get:6 groovy/universe amd64 filezilla amd64 3.50.0-3 [1,952 kB]
Fetched 9,861 kB in 50s (196 kB/s)                                             
Selecting previously unselected package filezilla-common.
(Reading database ... 256641 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../0-filezilla-common_3.50.0-3_all.deb ...
Unpacking filezilla-common (3.50.0-3) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libfilezilla0.
Preparing to unpack .../1-libfilezilla0_0.24.1-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libfilezilla0 (0.24.1-1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libpugixml1v5:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../2-libpugixml1v5_1.10-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libpugixml1v5:amd64 (1.10-1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libwxbase3.0-0v5:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../3-libwxbase3.0-0v5_3.0.5.1+dfsg-2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libwxbase3.0-0v5:amd64 ( ...
Selecting previously unselected package libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-0v5:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../4-libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-0v5_3.0.5.1+dfsg-2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-0v5:amd64 ( ...
Selecting previously unselected package filezilla.
Preparing to unpack .../5-filezilla_3.50.0-3_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking filezilla (3.50.0-3) ...
Setting up libfilezilla0 (0.24.1-1) ...
Setting up libpugixml1v5:amd64 (1.10-1) ...
Setting up filezilla-common (3.50.0-3) ...
Setting up libwxbase3.0-0v5:amd64 ( ...
Setting up libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-0v5:amd64 ( ...
Setting up filezilla (3.50.0-3) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.32-0ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.3-2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu4) ...
  • Step 3. Check if FileZilla Client was successfully installed

To do that, use this command;


This is the output;

The above window shows that you got to install FileZilla Client on Pop!_OS successfully. All you have to do is proceed to fill up the required information and it will be ready for use in no time.

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