Command-line arguments (Client)

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FileZilla Client 2.x Command-Line Arguments

FileZilla Client does support some basic command line options, but as the program isn't meant to be a command-line application, only a small part of the functions are available through the command-line.


  • filezilla.exe <URL> [-du] ...
  • filezilla.exe -s <name of site in Site Manager> [-du] ...


  • filezilla.exe <protocol>://<username>:<password>@<host>
    Used to connect to a host running a ftp server. Protocol can either be FTP:// or SFTP:// and host have the syntax <host address>:<port>.
  • filezilla.exe -s <name of site in Site Manager>
    Used to connect to a host that is defined in the Site Manager of the program. The name of the site is case sensitive.
  • filezilla.exe [-du] <sourcefile> <targetdir> [-t] <targetname>
    Used to download (-d) or upload (-u) a file from/to the host.

User Commands

The supported user commands are:

  • URL
    You can specify a URL FileZilla connect to when started.
  • -s <name of site in Site Manager>
    Specifies an already defined site in the Site Manager that FileZilla tries to connect to when started.
  • -d <sourcefile> <targetdir>
    Downloads the specified file from the server into the target dir.
  • -u <sourcefile> <targetdir>
    Uploads the specified file into the target dir on the server. <sourcefile> has to be the full path of the file..
  • -t <targetname>
    Only valid together with -u or -d: Specifies an alternate name for the target file..


  • filezilla.exe -s mySite
    Will connect to the site "mySite" (defined in the Site Manager) when FileZilla starts.
  • filezilla.exe -u "c:\Program File\FileZilla\FileZilla.exe" -t CoolProg.exe
    Will upload FileZilla.exe to the host (and directory "foobar") specified and give it the name "CoolProg.exe".