List of FTP Clients Available in Ubuntu Linux

For testing FTP server connection from Ubuntu command line, we can use following command,

$ ftp my_ftp_server_IP

Connected to my_ftp_server_IP
220———- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [privsep] [TLS] ———-
220-You are user number 4 of 50 allowed.
220-Local time is now 14:37. Server port: 21.
220-This is a private system – No anonymous login
220-IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server.
220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Name (xxx:xxx:xxx:xx:xxxxx): “Enter Your FTP Username”
331 User xxxxx OK. Password required
Password: ” Enter your FTP Password”
230 OK. Current restricted directory is /
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.

Thats how you will get an FTP command prompt, and you can type “ls” to check the files inside your ftp server.

You can use command “exit” for closing FTP login. This is how you can verify, your account to FTP server is all setup and you can transfer the files.

FTP Clients for Ubuntu

Filezilla – you can install filezilla as,

$ sudo apt-get install filezilla

you can start filezilla from ubuntu terminal as,

$ filezilla

GFTP – You can install gftp as

$ sudo apt-get install gftp

You can start gftp from terminal as with normal user as,

$ gftp
Creating SSH Public and Private Key... x
Creating SSH Public and Private Key in Linux / Ubuntu

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