Filezilla Server Command Line

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Add command-line option to specify initial local directory; Bugfixes and minor changes: Fix crash on OS X if connecting using FTP over TLS; Prevent file lists from jumping when they are not supposed to; (2013-05-26) Bugfixes and minor changes: Fix freeze if trying to transfer files with multiple servers each with a connection limit of 1. Command line options for FileZilla Server See Command-line arguments (Server) Is it safe for all user and groups settings to upgrade from older Filezilla server? Yes, installing a new version over an older version does not change any settings. Connect to your FileZilla server interface and click on the Passive mode settings Here we are telling FileZilla server to use the range of ports that we are going to open on our firewall. For my sever using Default correctly identifies the fixed IPv4 public Internet address of the server. These are the command-line arguments for FileZilla Server. The Client command-line arguments can be found under Command-line arguments (Client). FileZilla Server command-line arguments. Starting and stopping the service: /start /stop Installing the service for manual startup: /install Installing the service for start at boot: /install auto.

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  4. Filezilla Server Command Line Examples
Filezilla Server Command Line

These are the command-line arguments for FileZilla Client. The Server command-line arguments can be found under Command-line arguments (Server).

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Filezilla Server Linux Command Line

FileZilla Client command-line arguments




Filezilla Ftp Server Command Line

  • <FTP URL>

Accepts all URLs of the form

Valid protocols are ftp:// (the default if omitted), ftps://, ftpes:// and sftp://

  • -h, --help

Shows the help dialog.

  • -s, --sitemanager

Start with opened Site Manager.
May not be used together with -c nor with URL parameter.

  • -c, --site=<string>

Connect to specified Site Manager site.
Site name requirements:

  • Site has to be given as complete path, with a slash as separation character.
  • Any slash or backslash that is part of a segment has to be escaped with a backslash.
  • Path has to be prefixed with 0 for user defined entries or 1 for default entries.
  • Site path may not contain double quotation marks.


Connects to the user site 'sl/ash' in the site directory 'foo/bar'.

  • -l, --logontype=(ask interactive)

Logon type, can only be used together with FTP URL. Argument has to be either 'ask' or 'interactive'.
FileZilla will ask for any logon information not supplied in the FTP URL before connecting. Useful for custom scripts or shortcuts.

  • -a, --local=<string>

Sets the local site (left-hand side) to the given path. (Requires version 3.7.1-rc1 or higher)
Use double quotation for paths with spaces in them.


Connects to the user site 'site1' and sets the local folder to C:site1 downloads.

Connects to server2 URL and sets the local folder to C:server2 downloads.

  • --close (Windows only)

Closes all running instances of FileZilla.

  • --verbose

Verbose log messages from wxWidgets.

  • -v, --version

Print version information to stdout and exit.


If you want to connect from the command-line to the site named Backup server in the directory foo/bar, the command is:

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FileZilla Server is a server that supports FTP and FTP over TLS which provides secure encrypted connections to the server.

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FileZilla supports TLS, the same level of encryption supported by your web browser, to protect your data. When using TLS your data is encrypted so that prying eyes cannot see it, and your confidential information is protected. It also supports on-the-fly data compression, which can improve the transfer rates.

Unfortunately, the compression setting can have mixed results, so it is advised to use it with care. It is possible for files that are already compressed to be transferred over the network using more than their original data size.

Support for SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is not implemented in Filezilla Server.

See also[edit]

Network Configuration, Command-line arguments (Server)

Installation and Setup - Windows[edit]

  • Run the exe installer
  • Select admin port and remember this port
  • Launch FileZilla Server Interface
  • Enter port from above, enter (new) password for administration, click ok/connect
  • Create a user and/or group with permissions to a home directory.
  • Add additional directory and set the alias name to display within home directory (e.g. /AliasName)
  • Complete

Filezilla Server Command Line

Setup on Windows 7 with built-in firewall[edit]

After installation, make sure FileZilla Server is registered as an allowed program to the built-in firewall's allowed programs. In the Control Panel, select System and Security. In Windows Firewall section, choose 'Allowed Programs' to open configuration window. Check both private and public network selection for 'FileZilla Server' (Not 'FileZilla Server Interface'. If 'FileZilla Server' is not listed, remember to add 'C:Program FilesFileZilla ServerFileZilla server.exe' or wherever it is installed). If private network is not selected, the incoming FTP connection would be blocked.

Filezilla Server Command Line

Filezilla Server Command Line Examples

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