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I'm trying to get Filezilla FTP server and install it, but I can't find out how to. Can anyone help?

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As stated, FileZilla server is only for Windows. If you want an FTP server on your Ubuntu server you may want to look into vsftpd – Bert May 3 '13 at 14:12
You can try a FTP server setup on Ubuntu. Here is a link to learning how to setup an FTP server: – owl May 3 '13 at 14:14
Any reason to use Filezilla FTP server implementation specifically? There's loads of other implementations in Ubuntu's repositories. – gertvdijk May 3 '13 at 16:35
up vote 11 down vote accepted

The FileZilla server is a Windows only program.

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:( k thanks anyways – Robert Aug 28 '11 at 7:41
@Robert You can try to run FileZilla server using Wine (see this for a short introduction to Wine), but if I were you I'd try to look for an alternative supported by Ubuntu (I don't know one, maybe make this another question). If my answer answered your question, you can click on the check mark next to it to mark it as accepted (that's how we say "thanks" at Ask Ubuntu :-)). – htorque Aug 28 '11 at 7:53
K i accepted your answer – Robert Aug 28 '11 at 7:57

WHAT? the previous post is not true!

Simply type at terminal:

sudo aptitude install filezilla

If aptitude is not available type at terminal:

sudo apt-get install aptitude

then enter:

sudo aptitude install filezilla

It should now pop up in your list of applications.

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The question was about FileZilla FTP server, not the client. – Bert May 3 '13 at 14:10
The answers are displayed according their amount of upvotes, so when you say "the previous post..." the post you are refering not necessarily will be always the previous one. Please edit your question to include the direct link to the answer (copy it from the "share" link). – Eric Carvalho May 3 '13 at 14:11

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