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A screenshot of gFTP 2.0.18
A screenshot of gFTP 2.0.18
Developer(s)Brian Masney
Stable release
2.0.19 / November 30, 2008; 10 years ago (2008-11-30)
Operating systemCross-platform
Available inMultilingual (41)
TypeFile Transfer Protocol client
LicenseFree software (GPL)

gFTP is a free/open-source multithreaded File Transfer Protocol client program. It is most used on Unix-like systems, such as Linux, Mac OS X 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.[1][2][3]

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).[3]

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.[1]

Project head Brian Masney in June 2013 indicated that, without a new release in over five years, the project is dormant and that he would like to pass it onto a new developer to take over.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Comiskey, Chris (May 2009). "10 Awesome Linux Applications for Your PlayStation 3". Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  2. ^ Peek, Jerry (May 2004). "gFTP and More". Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  3. ^ a b Freshmeat (2010). "gFTP". Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  4. ^ Masney, Brian (June 2013). "gFTP - The Future". Retrieved 16 December 2013.

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