PuTTY is a free and open source terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols and as a serial console client. The name "PuTTY" has no definitive meaning, though 'tty' is the name for a terminal in the Unix tradition, usually held ...

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Is there a way to “auto login” in PuTTY with a password?

Is there a way to configure a password for a stored session in PuTTY? I know there is the capability to specify an "auto-login username" (under Connection/Data), but is there a way to do the same ...
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How to configure PuTTY so that Home/End/PgUp/PgDn work properly in bash?

The keys Home, End, PageUp, PageDown all type a ~ in my bash session instead of moving the cursor / view around. Why does this happen and which settings do I need to change? GNU bash, version 4.0.28(...
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PuTTY Network Error: Software caused connection abort

I have a strange problem: When I'm using PuTTY with SSH connecting to a Linux server hosted in VMware on my local Windows 7, I often get the error saying "Network error: Software caused ...
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How to change user in WinSCP?

I'm using WinSCP to access Unix computers. How can I change user after I have logged into a Unix server using WinSCP? E.g. I have personal account in Unix computer A. I can log into this computer ...
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PuTTY: Run a remote command after login & keep the shell running

What I'm trying to do: start a PuTTY session from the command line, login to remote machine and cd to provided directory. putty.exe -agent -ssh some.host That will open a session & login with ...
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How to convert .ppk key to OpenSSH key under Linux?

I know that is possible to convert .ppk under puttygen in Windows, but how to do that on Linux? Is this possible ?
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PuTTY - Automatic Reconnect After Internet Interruption?

After a small hiccup in internet connection, any open PuTTY windows throw up a message box saying there was a connection error. Is there a way to automate retry attempts? Or better yet, tell it to ...
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Making 256-color AND Line drawing characters both work in PuTTY

I'm having trouble setting up PuTTY with Ubuntu. I'm trying to get line characters to work in aptitude as well as 256-color support, but can only get one or the other. Ubuntu Config Using 64-bit ...
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How do I get X11 Forwarding to work on Windows with PuTTY and Xming?

I've always wanted to get X11 Forwarding to work with PuTTY, and the X Window System I'm using is Xming. When I have Xming running and I establish a new connection to my server, I receive the ...
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Can't see PuTTY window on Windows Vista any longer

Recently I found that I could launch PuTTY but that no window was displayed. The Task bar has putty as a running application and I can right click on that to get the move and close option. If I ...
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PuTTY how to select text and copy text using keyboard ONLY

Is there any way of selecting a text with keyboard the way I do it normally using Shift+arrows.
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How do I full-screen my CMD? [duplicate]

I work a LOT in the windows command line. Unlike other windows, it doesn't maximize - it just goes a big as it can depending on the buffer size. Is there any way I can get the CMD to act like the ...
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How can I keep a process alive after closing the putty session?

I am using putty to interact with Linux server. I have started a process using putty. The process is running and will take 5-6 hours. I want that process to keep running after I close the putty ...
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Store passwords in putty [duplicate]

How can I store my connection passwords in putty?
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How to SSH an outside server from a computer which is behind a proxy firewall?

I access the Internet through an HTTP proxy firewall at college. And I need to login to a computer, via SSH, which is outside our network. I tried it as Linux command and on Windows using PuTTY. I ...
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PuTTY inserts random characters during a session

I recently started renting space on a remote server so that I could work on a project. I found that a relatively painless way to access it on a windows machine is through PuTTY. However, there is one ...
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Help with PuTTY Terminal Settings - Unrecognized Characters

I am running PuTTY on Windows 7/64-bit laptop. I am connecting to an Ubuntu 9.10/64-bit system running OpenSSH_5.1p1 Debian-6ubuntu2. When I am running some command, the output contains unrecognized ...
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Set PuTTY's appearance in Windows

Is it possible to configure PuTTY to have me some nice colour scheme like vim's desert? I'm an PuTTY user under Windows and my login shell is tcsh. The current PuTTY theme setting is a very boring "...
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Execute commands using sudo in remote server after logging into PuTTY through batch file

I need to login into remote server daily and perform same set of tasks. I am using Windows platform and the remote server is Unix. I use PuTTY to login to remote server. To reduce the manual work, I ...
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If I typo my username when ssh-ing, is there a way to go back and change it?

When ssh-ing using putty, I sometimes mistype my username, and hit Enter before I realise my mistake. Once prompted for a password, is there a way to go back and re-enter my username rather than ...
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PuTTY or xterm for Mac?

I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5. I am new to this development environment, and previously worked on Windows. Are there similar tools on Mac like PuTTY or xterm used on Linux/Windows (...
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How do I transfer a file to my server using PuTTY?

when calling SCP in PuTTY on my Win7 box, it doesn't let me use C:/, but I also have no idea where on my local machine it will look for files by default. None of program directory or user directory ...
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Can PuTTY open SSH link similar to Terminal for Macintosh?

I’ve got a SSH link (ssh://) in 1Password that if I was using a Macintosh I could just click and have it open a session in Terminal. Is there a way to click an SSH link (ssh://) in Windows and have ...
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“Open in PuTTY” command of WinSCP: Can I scp files from Linux back to Windows from terminal in opened PuTTY instance?

I use the command "Open in PuTTY" in WinSCP. A PuTTY window pops up, but I cannot find a way to scp files from Linux back to Windows using terminal command line in PuTTY. Do you guys think this is ...
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create a script on a windows box that retrieves data from the Linux box by executing cmds

How can i create a script on a windows box that retrieves data from the Linux box by executing cmds against the remote Linux box? I have got putty and Plink on the win box but not sure how to fire ...
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Vim Stuck In Insert Mode

I've been using Vim for several months now via my web host (they allow putty access). All of a sudden, the escape key has become unresponsive. I cannot exist insert or any other mode by simply hitting ...
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Generate RSAv2 key in OpenSSH format in Windows

I have to generate a key, RSA v2 in OpenSSH format. I am a bit confused. I am trying to generate it using Putty Key Generator. There I see an option SSH2-RSA, SSH1-RSA. So is SSH2-RSA the RSA2 key or ...
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How can I get Linux to interpret keyboard characters properly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure PuTTY so that Home/End/PgUp/PgDn work properly in bash? I access a linux server shell via putty, but many of the keys I use do not translate across, up, ...
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Putty SSH: CTRL+Cursor keys don't work skip to previous/next word

When I am connected to my local Ubuntu dev server with putty (from my Windows 7 box) via SSH, the following key combinations don't work to move the cursor forward and backward on word boundaries: ...
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how do I change the colour scheme on PuTTY?

I'm using PuTTY to SSH from my PC at home to Linux computers at work, but some of the text (folder names) is dark blue on black, which is almost impossible to read. How do I change the colour-scheme? ...
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Can't resize vim splits inside tmux

Everything is working fine outside of tmux. But in tmux I can't resize vim splits with the mouse. I have set mouse=a in my .vimrc. Is there a solution for this? .tmux.conf: $ cat ~/.tmux.conf set-...
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Alternative to PuTTY Connection Manager? [closed]

Development of the free application Putty Connection Manager that can display more than one Putty sessions stopped in 2009, and it sometimes triggers this error when I double-click on any host in the ...
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PuTTY: clear scrollback from commandline

When I connect to my server via PuTTY, I can clear the visible screen with the clear command. However, I can still scroll backwards in PuTTY's GUI to see the old stuff. I am aware of PuTTY's Clear ...
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How to run a command file in PuTTY using automatic login in a command prompt?

I am using the following to login automatically to a remote server and then run commands listed in a commands.txt, like this: C:\path\to\putty.exe -load "[Sessionname]" -l [user] -pw [password] -m C:\...
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SSH works in putty but not terminal

When I try to ssh this in a terminal: ssh username@sub.domain.com I get the following error: Connection closed by 69.163.227.82 When I use putty, I am able to connect to the server. Why is this ...
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Tunneling FTP connection from home where server only accepts local IPs

I need to access an FTP server at work but the server will only accept local IPs. I cannot access it from my home machine. I have been able to ssh into my Unix work machine through PuTTY and from ...
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Putty windows not displaying [duplicate]

This problem has occurred starting this morning. I haven't changed any display settings, updated putty, I hadn't even rebooted until trouble shooting. Running Putty release 0.63 Vista Business OS. ...
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Disconnected: no supported authentication methods available

I have the same exact problem described in this thread, but the answer accepted there is not the right one for me, because the user's home directory is local. I think that I configured everything ...
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Why Windows 7 / PuTTY drop TCP connections even on very brief outages?

I have a small local network that piggybacks on a captive WiFi, and I use ssh on OS X with -oServerAliveInterval=240 and PuTTY 0.62 on Windows 7 Professional for establishing connections to my Linode, ...
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putty 0.61: why do I see “Access Denied” message after I enter my login id?

I use putty to login to my RHEL 5.3 server. I'm prompted to enter my login as "login as" and I enter my login Id. As soon as I press Enter, I see a "Access Denied" message following which I'm prompted ...
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Putty title changes after login

I am connecting with putty to a stock Ubuntu machine hosted at EC2, and notice the following: When I connect, the title of the putty window appears at first as the hostname I enter (e.g. "myhostname....
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Is there a way to copy text in htop?

Normally in putty you can just select text to copy it, but I can't seem to select text with my mouse in htop. Of course there's no right click menu to copy, ctrl+c doesn't work, and I didn't see any ...
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How do I choose what shows up in PuTTY title bar from Linux?

In the PuTTY configuration there's an option in Terminal->Features called Disable remote-controlled window title changing. Without that enabled, the title bar of PuTTY will change every time I press ...
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Weird insertion from Vim on mouse click

I'm using putty (on windows 7) to connect to shell and Vim as editor. I also have mouse=a option enabled in Vim, but I get some strange behavior (such as random insertions of characters and/or ...
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Windows 10: PuTTY does not work correctly with the taskbar context menu?

When right clicking on the PuTTY icon in the Windows 10 taskbar, I get recent connections. Clicking on one of those just opens the PuTTY main page. Instead of connecting to that connection. Is it me? ...
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PuTTY X11 proxy: wrong authorisation protocol attempted

I am trying to connect to an Ubuntu server to work on Qt-creator. Before everything goes wrong, I followed this tutorial. I downloaded putty and Xming and everything was working just fine. then, ...
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Can I set up KiTTY to send F7 press instead of bringing up Print dialogue when F7 button is pressed?

Can I set up KiTTY to send F7 press instead of bringing up Print dialogue when I press F7? I make intense use of Midnight Commander and its editor, which both rely on F7 (to create a directory and to ...
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Can't get keyboard to work correctly in putty

I'm using putty on win7 as client, to log into ssh on a debian server. But I've met a strange problem about keyboard behaviors on putty console. I noticed that it's about keyboard config in putty. ...
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Call putty/plink to start a remote SSH linux script with user input

Seemingly simple question, which yields slightly undesired results. Execute putty to start a script on a remote linux server which requires user input The remote script does a read -p "Please enter ...
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Colored copy of PuTTY window

I need to copy colored text from PuTTY window without losing color information. Console is in UTF-8 mode. What is the best method? Any parsable output will do.