How to install gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client in Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will learn How to install gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client in Ubuntu 18.04. gFTP is an open source free Multithreaded FTP client application, such as FileZilla, used to access FTP servers. gFTP was initially developed by Brian Masney using the C programming language and released under GPL license. This protocol supports both the FTP and SFTP (FTP secure) versions and supports other protocols such as SSH (Secure Shell), HTTPS, HTTP etc. GFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client is a lightweight application that supports almost all languages. This is a cross-platform application available for large operating systems like Linux, Unix, MacOS, Novell, Microsoft Windows.

Features Of gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client:

  • Written in C and has a text interface and a GTK+ 1.2/2.x interface
  • Supports the FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, and FSP protocols
  • FTP and HTTP proxy server support
  • Supports FXP file transfers
  • Bookmarks menu to allow you to quickly connect to remote sites
How to install gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client in Ubuntu 18.04

How to install gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client in Ubuntu 18.04

Follow the below steps to install gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client in Ubuntu 18.04:

Before starting the installation of gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client, we will use the following command to update Ubuntu 18.04 packages and repositories.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alessandro-strada/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Get:4 http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease [3,182 B]
Hit:5 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease

After an update the packages and repositories, we are now ready to install gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client package. So go ahead and install it using the following commands.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install gftp
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-0v5 python-wxgtk3.0 python-wxversion
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
gftp-common gftp-gtk gftp-text
The following NEW packages will be installed:
gftp gftp-common gftp-gtk gftp-text
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 295 not upgraded.
Need to get 648 kB of archives.
After this operation, 3,680 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 gftp-common amd64 2.0.19-5 [408 kB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 gftp-gtk amd64 2.0.19-5 [157 kB]

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As we can see on, we have successfully installed the gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client package. Now use the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l gftp
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii gftp 2.0.19-5 all X/GTK+ and console FTP client (me

Now type the gftp command at the shell prompt to open the application. Refer to the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ gftp
How to install gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client in Ubuntu 18.04

gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client

You can also open gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client graphically by searching your Ubuntu Applications box. See snapshots below.

How to install gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client in Ubuntu 18.04

gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client

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How To Uninstall gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following commands.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r gftp
(Reading database ... 192065 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing gftp (2.0.19-5) ...

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That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install gFTP Free Multithreaded FTP Client in Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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