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FileZilla - FTP client


filezilla [-l <logontype>] <FTP URL>
filezilla -h|-s|-v
filezilla -c <site>
filezilla -a <path>


FileZilla is a powerful client for plain FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).


Connect to the given site from the Site Manager. Site has to be given as complete path, with a slash as separation character. Any slash or backslash that is part of a segment has to be escaped with a backslash. Path has to be prefixed with 0 for user defined entries or 1 for default entries. Site path may not contain double quotation marks.
Example: filezilla -c 0/foo/bar/sl\/ash connects to the user site sl/ash in the site directory foo/bar
May not be used together with -s nor with URL parameter.

Sets the local site to the given path.
Example: filezilla -a "/foo bar/"

Displays a help dialog listing these commandline options.

Set a special logontype, can only be used in combination with a FTP URL as argument.

Logontype has to be either ask or interactive. If -l isn't given, the normal logontype is used.

Start with Site Manager opened. May not be used together with -c nor with URL parameter.

Display version number of FileZilla.


The FZ_DATADIR environment variable can be used to specify the directory containing FileZilla's data files.


Please visit for further information. Report bugs only if you are using the latest version available from the FileZilla website.


Copyright (C) 2004-2019 Tim Kosse

FileZilla is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 or later.



January 2018