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FileZilla Client
FileZilla Icon
FileZilla.png
FileZilla 3.0 running in Ubuntu
Developer(s) Tim Kosse
Initial release February, 2001
Stable release 3.3.2  (February 21, 2010; 17 day(s) ago (2010-02-21)) [+/−]
Preview release [+/−]
Written in C++, wxWidgets
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in multilingual
Type FTP client
License free software (GPL)
Website filezilla-project.org

FileZilla Client (also referred to as FileZilla) is a free, open source, cross-platform FTP client. Binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS). As of 5 March 2009, it was the 5th most popular download of all time from SourceForge.net.[1]

FileZilla Server is a sister product of FileZilla Client. It is an FTP server supported by the same project and features support for FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS.

FileZilla's source code is hosted on SourceForge.net. The project was featured as Project of the Month in November 2003.[2]

Contents

Features and limitations

The main features of Filezilla are:

Site manager
Allows a user to create a list of FTP sites along with their connection data, such as the port number to use, the protocol to use, and whether to use anonymous or normal logon. For normal logon, the username is saved and optionally the password.
Message log
Displayed along the top of the window. It displays the console-type output showing the commands sent by FileZilla and the remote server's responses.
File and folder view
Displayed under the message log, provides a graphical interface for FTP. Users can navigate folders and view and alter their contents on both the local and remote machines using an Explorer-style tree interface. Users can drag and drop files between the local and remote computers.
Transfer queue
Displayed along the bottom of the window, shows the real-time status of each queued or active file transfer.

As of version 2.2.23, FileZilla uses Unicode internally. As a result, it no longer runs on Windows 9x/ME.

The current binary versions of FileZilla for Mac OS X no longer support Mac OS X v10.4 ‘Tiger’ or earlier. Running FileZilla with versions older than Mac OS X v10.5 ‘Leopard’ requires compilation.[3]

Timestamps

Uploading

FTP mode: Date/timestamps attributes on uploaded files can only be retained if the server supports the MFMT command.
SFTP mode: The said attributes can be retained starting with FileZilla 3.0.8.

Downloading

Date/timestamps on downloaded files can only be retained if the partition on which the files are saved supports timestamps for file creation date and time. E.g. on FAT32/NTFS partitions you can keep in the download folder the original timestamps that the files have on the server. Only newer FileZilla versions support keeping timestamps, and this option has to be enabled from the menu.

History

FileZilla was started as a computer science class project in the second week of January 2001 by Tim Kosse and two classmates. Before they started to write the code, they discussed on which licence they should release the code. They decided to make FileZilla an open-source project, because there were already many FTP clients available and they didn't think that they would sell even one copy if they made FileZilla commercial.[4]

The alpha version was released in late February 2001, and all required features were implemented by beta 2.1.

Version 3 of FileZilla introduced support for operating systems other than Windows, including Linux and Mac OS X.

See also

External links

References


FileZilla Client
Developer(s) Tim Kosse
Initial release February, 2001
Stable release 3.3.4.1  (August 16, 2010; 5 Template:Safesubst:plural:5 ago (2010-08-16)) [+/−]
Preview release none  (n/a) [+/−]
Written in C++, wxWidgets
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in multilingual
Type FTP client
License free software (GPL Version 2 )
Website filezilla-project.org

FileZilla is free, open source, cross-platform FTP software, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS). As of 5 March 2009, FileZilla Client was the 5th most popular download of all time from SourceForge.net.[1]

FileZilla Server is a sister product of FileZilla Client. It is an FTP server supported by the same project and features support for FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS.

FileZilla's source code is hosted on SourceForge.net. The project was featured as Project of the Month in November 2003.[2]

Contents

History

FileZilla was started as a computer science class project in the second week of January 2001 by Tim Kosse and two classmates. Before they started to write the code, they discussed on which licence they should release the code. They decided to make FileZilla an open-source project, because there were already many FTP clients available and they didn't think that they would sell even one copy if they made FileZilla commercial.[3]

The alpha version was released in late February 2001, and all required features were implemented by beta 2.1.[citation needed]

Version 3 of FileZilla introduced support for operating systems other than Windows, including Linux and Mac OS X.[citation needed]

Features and limitations

Features

Site manager
Allows a user to create a list of FTP sites along with their connection data, such as the port number to use, the protocol to use, and whether to use anonymous or normal logon. For normal logon, the username is saved and optionally the password.[citation needed]
Message log
Displayed along the top of the window. It displays the console-type output showing the commands sent by FileZilla and the remote server's responses.[citation needed]
File and folder view
Displayed under the message log, provides a graphical interface for FTP. Users can navigate folders and view and alter their contents on both the local and remote machines using an Explorer-style tree interface. Users can drag and drop files between the local and remote computers.[citation needed]
Transfer queue
Displayed along the bottom of the window, shows the real-time status of each queued or active file transfer.[citation needed]

Limitations

Scripting
Cannot be scripted from a command line or internally. Only manual, interactive supported.[citation needed]
Windows 9x
As of version 2.2.23, FileZilla uses Unicode internally. As a result, it no longer runs on Windows 9x/ME.[citation needed]
Mac OS X
The current binary versions of FileZilla for Mac OS X no longer support Mac OS X v10.4 ‘Tiger’ or earlier. Running FileZilla with versions older than Mac OS X v10.5 ‘Leopard’ requires compilation.[4]
Timestamps - Uploading
In FTP mode date/timestamps attributes on uploaded files can only be retained if the server supports the MFMT command. In SFTP mode the said attributes can be retained starting with FileZilla 3.0.8.[citation needed]
Timestamps - Downloading
Date/timestamps on downloaded files can only be retained if the partition on which the files are saved supports timestamps for file creation date and time. E.g. on FAT32/NTFS partitions you can keep in the download folder the original timestamps that the files have on the server. Only newer versions of FileZilla support keeping timestamps.[citation needed]

See also

References

External links








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