AxY FTP, formerly known as wxFTP, is a graphical FTP client for X Windows based on the GTK+ libraries. The latest stable version is 0.5.1. It has a nice user interface with side-by-side windows representing the directory contents of both the local and remote computers.
AxY FTP Installation
AxY FTP is available in TAR format in both source code and precompiled binary form. The easiest installation method is to download a precompiled binary from the Official AxY FTP binary download site The name will be something similar to axyftp-0.5.1.linux-x86-glibc21-gtk12.tar.gz.
- tar -xvzf axyftp-0.5.1.linux-x86-glibc21-gtk12.tar.gz
- cd axyftp-0.5.1
- make install
After installation, run the executable /usr/local/bin/axyftp &.
After installing AxY FTP, you will have to create profiles for all the servers that you wish to connect to in the AxY FTP Sessions window.
AxY FTP is essentially a clone of the Ipswitch wsFTP utility for Windows. The interface is uncluttered and easy to use. The feature that I miss most is the ability to drop-and-drag files from one window to the other, thereby transferring them. Also, the cancel does not seem to work on occasion.