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    Looking for a good Linux FTP Program


    I am launching a website and need a good FTP program to use. I had been using my Mac but want to start using Linux more. Is there a specific ftp program I should look at? I don't need anything fancy, just something easy to use to transfer files both up and down, etc.

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    Depending on what desktop manager you use, kde's konqueror has a midnight commander view which gives a split pane so you can drag and drop files for ftp. Most of the file browsers that come with the desktop manager allow ftp.
    For a dedicated ftp client, try filezilla. It comes packaged in many linux flavours and is probably part of your distros extra/addon options.

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    You could also check out gFTP, which is for gnome but will work in KDE too.
    gFTP Official Homepage
    You can get it from your distro repos.
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    I personally am a big fan of the commandline "ftp" utility.

    If you're looking for a graphical program, gFTP is pretty good, and there's also a Firefox extension called FireFTP that a number of people use. That one is nice because it runs on any platform, so you don't need to learn a new interface if you're working on a Windows or Mac platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan View Post
    I personally am a big fan of the commandline "ftp" utility.

    If you're looking for a graphical program, gFTP is pretty good, and there's also a Firefox extension called FireFTP that a number of people use. That one is nice because it runs on any platform, so you don't need to learn a new interface if you're working on a Windows or Mac platform.
    Nice!
    Thanks for that Cabhan, I'll give that a twirl someday.
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    Nautilus! It's the best that I've found to date. I used Filezilla for awhile but in the end I ended up back in nautilus to do it:

    open home folder, cntrl+l

    then there you can just directly type the address:

    sftp://www.somethingfun.org

    it'll ask for username and password and you'll have full access
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