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How To Install FileZilla on Debian 12

Install FileZilla on Debian 12

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install FileZilla on Debian 12. File transfers are an integral part of modern computing, and when it comes to managing your files efficiently, FileZilla is a go-to choice for many users. Whether you need to upload files to a web server, download files from an FTP server, or simply organize your local files, FileZilla’s user-friendly interface and robust features make it a reliable choice.

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  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 12 (Bookworm).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for FileZilla.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install FileZilla on Debian 12 Bookworm

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

This command will refresh the repository, allowing you to install the latest versions of software packages.

Step 2. Installing FileZilla on Debian 12.

Now, let’s download the FileZilla Client. You can choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit version, depending on your system architecture. We recommend using the 64-bit version for better performance and compatibility. Make sure to replace [version] and [architecture] with the specific version and architecture you identified in the previous step:


For instance, if you’re using a 64-bit system and want to download FileZilla version 3.65.0, the command would look like this:


The downloaded FileZilla package is in the form of a tarball (a compressed archive). To extract it, use the following command:

tar xjf FileZilla_3.65.0_x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.xz

To make FileZilla easily accessible system-wide, it’s a good practice to move it to the /opt directory:

sudo mv FileZilla3 /opt/

Create a symbolic link to the FileZilla binary to run it conveniently from the terminal:

sudo ln -s /opt/FileZilla3/bin/filezilla /usr/local/bin/filezilla

Step 3. Creating a Desktop Entry.

To create a desktop entry for FileZilla, allowing you to launch it from your application menu, use the following command:

echo -e '[Desktop Entry]\nName=FileZilla\nExec=filezilla\nIcon=/opt/FileZilla3/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/filezilla.png\nType=Application\nCategories=Network;FileTransfer;\nTerminal=false' | sudo tee /usr/share/applications/filezilla.desktop

You may want to verify that FileZilla has been correctly installed and check its version. To do this, run the following command:

filezilla --version

Step 4. Accessing FileZilla on Debian.

Launch FileZilla by typing filezilla in the terminal or by searching for it in the applications menu.

Install FileZilla on Debian 12 Bookworm

Congratulations! You have successfully installed FileZilla. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of FileZilla on Debian 12 Bookworm. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official FileZilla website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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