Linux: FileZilla error message – A local filename could not be decoded

Fix LC_CTYPE error message when starting FileZilla.

When starting FileZilla I always got the following error message. After clicking OK, the application started normally, but it was still annoying.

A local filename could not be decoded.
Please make sure the LC_CTYPE (or LC_ALL) environment variable is set correctly.
Unless you fix this problem, files might be missing in the file listings.
No further warning will be displayed this session.

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The solution

However, the problem can be fixed quite easily. To do this, we edit the link of the application:

sudo vim /usr/share/applications/filezilla.desktop

In the file we look for the following line:


Then we replace the line with the following:

Exec=env LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 filezilla

After that, the application started without any problems.

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