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 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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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 ...
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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 paste the Windows clipboard into my PuTTY session, using only the keyboard?

I would like to paste text the Windows clipboard into my PuTTY session using only the keyboard. I am running PuTTY 0.60 on Windows XP. Usage example: I just selected a bunch of nice text inside of my ...
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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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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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Where does Putty store known_hosts information on Windows?

How do I tell if Putty already knows about and has cached credentials for specific ssh servers?
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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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Can you disable the Ctrl-S (XOFF) keystroke in Putty?

I do a lot of ssh-ing, and periodically I hit Ctrl+S, which naturally sends an XOFF, and causes all kinds of problems (not to mention it takes a while for me to figure out what happened, then another ...
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Increase Scrollback Buffer in Putty

I'm running Putty on Windows and can't find an option to increase the size of the scrollback buffer . It seems set at about 4 pages of text. Am I missing something?
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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 ...
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How to exit from fullscreen mode of Putty?

This annoyed me for a while, but as usual; really annoying problems have quite simple solutions. Some sw I just don't use often enough to remember its hotkeys, like PuTTY. So I end up using the ...
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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 - 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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Bypass ~/.profile on remote login to a linux server

Is there a way to bypass or prevent the execution of ~/.profile when logging into a remote Linux server using either ssh or putty?
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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 to set default screen colours in putty/ssh

I use putty to ssh to linux box. By default I get black screen background with white foreground. To change colours, I go to change settings -> Window/colours and then I set background colours as ...
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How do I set the Putty Window size to open bigger than the default?

I use Putty a lot and it always opens in quite a small window. I wondered if there were any parameters or settings I could change that could make it open in a window of different size by default.
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Function key shortcuts in PuTTY/MinTTY and Tmux/Byobu

As a long-time lurker on Stack Exchange, I've found answers to most of my problems without needing to so much as make an account. But today I'm completely stumped with this issue, so I'm reaching out ...
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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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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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PuTTY or OTHER - Keep executing command even after exiting PuTTY [duplicate]

I have a couple of commands that I need to run. These commands needs to continually run even after I exit my interface. When I have access to the Linux GUI, I execute something like: cd ...
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Store passwords in putty [duplicate]

How can I store my connection passwords in putty?
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How to configure PuTTY to display these characters?

☢ ☍ ⌘ ✰ ⣿ ⚡ ☯ ⚑ ↺ ⤴ ⤵ blabla I need to display symbols above in Windows 7 using proportional fonts. However, some symbols are not properly displayed. This particular example is using Courier New. ...
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How do I prevent a “No supported authentication methods available” error when using TortoiseHg?

I'm trying out Mercurial for the first time but am having problems doing a push/pull/clone with a remote server (in this case it's codebasehq.com) when using TortoiseHg. Here are some steps to ...
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Is there any replacement for putty [closed]

Is there any nice looking terminal with more features and sexy looks than putty? I find it very boring.
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A putty shortcut that automatically launches a profile?

How can I create a putty shortcut that automatically launches a profile, so I can dial into a specific computer with one click?
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Any simple way to add PuTTY settings to kitty?

I'd like to use Kitty, but I have a lot of settings for Putty already set up. I read that there is no way to "export settings" with Putty since they are made with registry entries, and there is ...
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SSH key asking me for a passphrase?

I have a public/private key pair. Neither of them have any sort of passphrase associated with them. Whenever I try to ssh using either the private or public(and I'm pretty sure I should only be ...
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Connecting to github using PuTTY generated SSH key in Windows 7

On an otherwise pristine Windows 7 Enterprise install: Install PuTTY 0.62 Create public/private key pair with puttygen.exe Add public key for pasting into OpenSSH authorized_keys to github account ...
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Firefox, two Linux machines, one X-server

I have a Linux machine I regularly log on to via ssh (putty) from Windows. I'm running VcXsrv X-server on my Windows desktop. I mainly use this to run a debugger (ddd) and firefox to access our ...
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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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Is there a command in Linux which waits till it will be terminated?

I'm trying to build a Windows batch file, which starts putty/plink with port forwarding, and nothing else. The Windows part is ready so far: start plink.exe -ssh -i key.ppk -L 1234:localhost:80 ...
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Using colour schemes with vim and putty

I am trying to use the desert color scheme with VIM 7.0 on CentOS 5.6 x64 located here: http://hans.fugal.net/vim/colors/desert.vim I've downloaded the file and saved it in my ~/.vim/colors ...
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Running commands on Putty without fear of losing connection

How do you use the "screen" command effectively? Is it: Type "screen" Type in command Lose connection Check back on lost session How do I carry out step 4?
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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 ...
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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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How can I export my Putty configuration?

How can I export all my settings in Putty (e.g. Saved Sessions Configurations) from one machine and import them on another computer? Both machines are running Windows.
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Why are files created by Puttygen hidden in Windows 7 Explorer?

In Windows 7 Home Premium, after saving a private key in PuTTY Key Generator (aka. Puttygen) at the C drive root it is not visible in Explorer. How to reproduce: Start Puttygen. Generate a key. ...
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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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Why does TortoisePlink.exe show “No supported authentication methods available” where plink.exe works fine?

I have both TortoiseHg 2.3 64 bit and TortoiseGit 1.7.7 64 bit installed on Vista 64 bit. Both TortoiseHg (ssh = "C:\Program Files\TortoiseHg\TortoisePlink.exe" -ssh -2 -C -batch entry in ...
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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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putty external text editor?

I'm new to ssh and linux in general. I've got putty set up and I can connect to my server and list files and everything. I'm wondering how I can edit a file using notepad++ (or another editor). Is ...
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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 SCP from linux server to Windows client

I'm SSHing into a Linux machine using PuTTY and trying to copy a file down somewhere (anywhere) to my local machine. I figure SCP is the best candidate for the job but don't really care, so long as ...
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How to make Putty do the equivalent of “ssh -X”?

I want to connect to a Linux server from my Windows 7 desktop. I can successfully ssh in, but I want the equivalent of "ssh -X", so that I can open GUI programs and actually see them.
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VIM and putty - mouse issues

i'm not very experienced in VIM. i'm using VIM with putty, and i often use mouse scroll and move text cursor with mouse. also sometimes i need to paste some code from windows clipboard, so i have to ...
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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 ...