How To Install FileZilla on Linux Mint 21

Install FileZilla on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install FileZilla on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, FileZilla is the most popular cross-platform, open-source FTP client which allows us to upload or download the file to FTP server. FileZilla is available for Windows or Linux on both server and client sides.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of a FileZilla FTP client on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • 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).
  • A non-root sudo useror 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 Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, 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 install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing FileZilla on Linux Mint 21.

By default, FileZilla is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now we add the FileZilla PPA repository to your system using the following command:

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/xtradeb.gpg] jammy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xtradeb-applications.list

Next, import the GPG key:

sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/xtradeb.gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 82BB6851C64F6880 >> /dev/null

Now start by updating the packages list and install FileZilla by using the command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install filezilla

Step 3. Accessing FileZilla on Linux Mint 21.

Once we finish with the installation, we will find the FileZilla client in the Mint menu, in the Show Applications section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:


Install FileZilla on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed FileZilla. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the FileZilla file-sharing network on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official FileZilla website.

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