How To Install gftp on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install gftp on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update gftp as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install gftp-common
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install gftp-common

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is gftp and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install gftp on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install gftp on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install gftp using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install gftp-common

Install gftp on CentOS 8 using yum

Because gftp is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install gftp package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install gftp-common

How to upgrade (update) a single package gftp using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like gftp in this example you should use the following command:

yum update gftp-common

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade gftp-common

How to Upgrade gftp on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update gftp-common

How To remove gftp from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the gftp package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove gftp-common

Extra info and code examples

gFTP is a multithreaded FTP client. This package contains the locale data used by both gftp-gtk and gftp-text, along with a common manual page. gFTP features: * simultaneous downloads, * resuming of interrupted file transfers, * file transfer queues, * downloading of entire directories, * FTP and HTTP proxy support, * remote directory caching, * passive and non-passive file transfers, * drag-n-drop support, * bookmarks menu, * support for SSH and SSH2 file transfers, * support FXP transferts, * stop button, and many more features. Author: Brian Masney <


You now have a full guide on how to install gftp using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the gftp from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install gftp on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install gftp on Kali Linux

How To Install gftp on Debian 11

How To Install gftp on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install gftp on Fedora 34

How To Install gftp on CentOS 8