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'gFTP' is a multithreaded FTP client for X Windows written using GTK+. Features include simultaneous downloads, resumption of interrupted file transfers, FTP, HTTP, and SSH protocols, file transfer queues, downloading of entire directories and subdirectories, FTP and HTTP proxy support, remote directory caching, passive and non-passive file transfers, drag-n-drop support, and a connection manager. It has been translated into 17 languages other than English.


User's guide included; User FAQ include in the README and available in HTML format from


Download version 2.0.19 (stable)
released on 30 November 2008



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey4 January 2002

Leaders and contributors

Brian Masney Maintainer
See the THANKS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
General Download
Help E-mail
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use X11R6 or later
Required to build GTK+ 1.2.3 or later
Required to build pthread libraries
Weak prerequisite optional libreadline for text port
Weak prerequisite X Windows in at least 800x600 mode

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 15 March 2017.


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