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Developer(s)Brian Masney
Stable release
2.0.19[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 30 November 2008
Preview release
2.9.1b[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 15 February 2022
Operating systemCross-platform
Available in67 languages[3]
List of languages
Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Bengali, Bengali (India), Bosnian, Catalan, Catalan (Valencia), Czech, Danish, German, Dzongkha, Greek, English (Canada), English (Great Britain), Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Finnish, French, Irish, Galician, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Nepali, Dutch, Occitan, Oriya, Punjabi , Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Serbian (Latin), Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified, PRC), Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong S.A.R.), Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan)
TypeFile Transfer Protocol client

gFTP is a free and open-source multithreaded File Transfer Protocol client program. It is most used on Unix-like systems such as Linux, macOS, and Sony PlayStation 3. It includes both a graphical user interface (GUI), which utilizes the GTK+ graphical toolkit, and a command-line interface. gFTP is released under the terms of the GPL and has been translated into 45 languages.[4][5][6]

There is support for the FTP, FTPS (control connection only), HTTP, HTTPS, SFTP, and FSP protocols as well as FTP and HTTP proxy server support and FXP file transfers (transferring files between two remote servers via FTP).[6]

The GUI uses a double-paned layout, with the local filesystem in the left pane and the remote filesystem in the right pane. Below there is a transfer queue that shows the real-time status of each queued or active file transfer. At the bottom is a message log, which displays the text commands and responses between gFTP and the remote server. Sites are stored in a hierarchical collection of bookmarks, though a site bar allows connections to unbookmarked sites.[4]

Project head Brian Masney indicated in June 2013 that, with no new releases since 2008, he would like a new developer to take it over. To date no one has done so and the project remains dormant.[7]

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  1. ^ Brian Masney (30 November 2008). "gFTP 2.0.19 has been released".
  2. ^ "Release gFTP 2.9.1b". 15 February 2022.
  3. ^ "gftp/po at master · masneyb/gftp". Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  4. ^ a b Comiskey, Chris (May 2009). "10 Awesome Linux Applications for Your PlayStation 3". Pcgamer. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  5. ^ Peek, Jerry (May 2004). "gFTP and More". Archived from the original on 21 March 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ a b Freshmeat (2010). "gFTP". Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  7. ^ Masney, Brian (June 2013). "gFTP - The Future". Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013. June 2013 - It has been over five years since I last put out a new release of gFTP. I have some ideas about where I would like to see the project go, however life gets in the way. I would like to hand this project off to someone compotent. I am willing to work with you to help get you up to speed on the code base and what I think needs to be done to improve it. I would expect a few patches first to ensure interest, but after that you would be free to take the project in whatever direction that you wanted.

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