FileZilla is a popular cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with powerful features and has an easy to use tabbed user interface. Some amazing features of it include Drag & drop support, configurable transfer speed limits, directory comparison, remote file editing, remote file search, and more. Most importantly FileZilla is a 100% free utility!
Installing FileZilla in Manjaro Linux 17.1 GNOME edition
METHOD 1: GUI Way via Package Manager
STEP 1: Launch ‘Add/Remove Software’.
STEP 2: First, we have to enable AUR repository because ‘FileZilla’ is compiled as a community package. While in ‘Package Manager’, click on the hamburger icon located on the top right and select ‘Preferences’.
STEP 3: Click ‘AUR’ tab and check the box ‘Enable AUR support’. Don’t worry about the warning. As long as you are installing programs from preferred communities, you should be safe.
STEP 4: Close ‘Preferences’.
STEP 5: Back to ‘Package Manager’ again, type ‘FileZilla’ in the applications search box. Check ‘FileZilla’ from the results and click ‘Apply’ to finish installation.
STEP 6: That’s it! You should be able to launch FileZilla.
METHOD 2: Command-line way for remote installation
STEP 1: Go to the official link and copy the download link. It should be similar to this, except the version number may be different depending on when you are downloading.
STEP 2: Launch ‘Terminal’ and enter the following to downloaded FileZilla using wget command:
Hit enter key to begin downloading.
STEP 3: Use ‘tar’ command to unzip the package. Make sure to copy and paste the file name from your downloaded file name.
tar -xjvf FileZilla_3.29.0_x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.bz2
STEP 4: Just to make sure if your system already doesn’t have filezilla which may cause overwrite issues, let’s delete:
sudo rm -rf /opt/FileZilla*
STEP 5: Move the folder to the /opt directory.
sudo mv -v FileZilla3/ /opt/
STEP 6: Remove existing symlink:
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/filezilla
STEP 7: Create a new symlink.
sudo ln -s /opt/FileZilla3/bin/filezilla /usr/local/bin/filezilla
STEP 8: Finally, some house cleaning to remove the downloaded file:
sudo rm -r filezilla*