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The gFTP program is a free file transfer client (FTP) for Linux (and Unix) based machines.

With this application you can do the following:

  • Supports the FTP, FTPS (control connection only), HTTP, HTTPS, SSH and FSP protocols
  • Transfer binary and text files with ease
  • gFTP runs on numerous platforms.
  • FTP and HTTP proxy server support
  • Bookmarks menu to allow you to quickly connect to remote sites

Basic Usage

Basic Usage

The gFTP program is a free file transfer client (FTP) for Linux (and Unix) based machines.

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You can access this application in the following way(s):

  • Computer ▸ More Applications ▸ Accessories section ▸ gFTP
  • From the command line: 'gftp &'
  • From the command line: 'gftp-text &' (to launch the text based version)

Starting A Remote Session

Starting A Remote Session

  1. Start the gFTP application
  2. Fill out the fields, host, port, userid, password, and protocol:


    Field Description
    Host Clicking on the host icon or the text box opens a dialog allowing you to input the hostname of the remote server.
    Port Allows you to specify a port, generally port 21 is for FTP, port 22 is for SSH, port 443 is for https, and port 80 for http protocol.
    User ID User ID on the remote system
    Password Password for remote system. Press enter after putting in the password and the system will connect
    Protocol Select how you plan on connecting to the remote system FTP, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, etc.


Using the gFTP client

Using the gFTP client

  1. The Left side of the Window is your local system
  2. The Arrows are the tools for sending and receiving files.
  3. The Right side of the Window is the remote system


  4. Simply select a folder or file in either sub-window which you want to either receive or send to the server. Use the arrow to send it to the current directory on the other system.
    • Sending to the server - Select a folder on the local system, then press the arrow pointing towards the server.
    • Receiving from the server - Select a folder on the remote system, then press the arrow pointing towards the local system.


Further Information

Further Reading and Information

For more information regarding gFTP, please refer to the following internal/external website(s):

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