How to install Filezilla 3.8.0 on Elementary OS Luna

May 21, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More

Filezilla is a free and open source FTP client application which available for Windows,Mac and Linux. Currently, Filezilla 3.8.0 is the most recent stable version available for all system. On this tutorial I am going to show you how to install Filezilla 3.8.0 on Elementary OS Luna.

filezilla 3.8.0 elementary os luna

To install Filezilla 3.8.0 on Elementary OS Luna you can follow these instructions:

Download FileZilla 3.8.0 for Linux:

Now extract the file. You can simply right click on the downloaded file and select extract here or use this command:

tar -xjvf FileZilla_3.8.0_x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.bz2

or

tar -xjvf FileZilla_3.8.0_i586-linux-gnu.tar.bz2

Both way will produce a new folder called FileZilla3. We need to move this directory to /opt. Use this command to do it

sudo mv FileZilla3 /opt/

Now create a symbolic link

sudo mv /usr/bin/filezilla /usr/bin/filezilla_backup
sudo ln -sf /opt/FileZilla3/bin/filezilla /usr/bin/filezilla

Now Filezilla can be opened by typing this command on Terminal

filezilla

You can then create shortcut or launcher if you want. Thanks for reading this How to install Filezilla 3.8.0 on Elementary OS Luna.

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  1. Hello,

    thanks for this Information, but the symbolic Link is wrong and not working.

    wrong:
    sudo ln -sf /opt/FileZilla/bin/filezilla /usr/bin/filezilla

    correctly:
    sudo ln -sf /opt/FileZilla3/bin/filezilla /usr/bin/filezilla

    Best regard from Germany
    Joachim

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