How to load, save or delete server connection settings in Putty

PuTTY Enhanced series

How to load, save or delete server connection settings in Putty

This tutorial assumes you have already downloaded PuTTY and located its .exe

Now let’s learn how to load, save or delete server connection settings

1) Double click the PuTTY icon to launch the application

2) First let’s learn how to save connection settings

3) Type the server IP address here

4) Type a saved session name here

5) Then click Save to save the settings

We can then proceed to connect to our server

6) Now let’s say we want to load a saved connection setting… let’s open PuTTY again

7) Choose the saved connection setting you want…

8) … then click Load. You will notice your server connection settings are now shown here

We can then proceed to connect to our server

9) To delete a saved session, first select the session name you want to delete here

10) Then click Delete

11) To exit PuTTY, simply close the window

That’s it! The saved session has been removed from the list

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to load, save and delete server connection settings

How to copy and paste to and from a PuTTY window

PuTTY Enhanced series

How to copy and paste to and from a PuTTY window

It may not be obvious to you, but it is possible to https://ausweb.com.au/cloud-hosting-servers/vmware-vps-hosting-linux/ and paste to and from a PuTTY window. This tutorial will show you how to do that

Copying and pasting in PuTTY is very easy, but different from the way it’s done in most other programs

1) You’ll need to be logged in to a PuTTY session before you begin

2) All you have to do is left click and drag to make a selection

As soon as you let go of the mouse button, the selection is instantly copied to your clipboard and ready to be pasted

3) Simply click off of the selection to deselect it

4) Now, let’s paste the selection into another window. For this tutorial, we’ll just use a Notepad window that we already have open

5) Right click, then Paste

The selection has been copied and pasted successfully

Now, let’s try copying and pasting an SSH command we’ve stored in a different Notepad window

6) Right-click and Copy

7) Return to PuTTY

8) Simply right-click to paste

9) Press Enter to execute the command

You can also select and copy a rectangular region in PuTTY. For our purpose, this is useful to copy just the filenames in this directory listing

10) Hold down ALT, then click and drag from the top left corner to the bottom right

11) Switch back to Notepad

12) Press CTRL+V to paste

The rectangular region you copied has been pasted successfully

This completes the tutorial. You should now know how to copy and paste to and from PuTTY

How to change character settings in Putty

PuTTY Enhanced series

How to change character settings in Putty

This tutorial assumes you have already opened PuTTY

Now let’s learn how to change the character settings

1) Click Translation

2) Then click here to show the character set drop down

3) Now select the character set you’d like to use. Be sure your computer supports the character set

4) Click Session to save the new settings

That’s it! The character set has been changed and saved

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to change the character settings in PuTTY

How to clean up your Putty sessions

PuTTY Enhanced series

How to clean up your Putty sessions

This tutorial assumes you https://ausweb.com.au/ already opened your Windows command line

Now let’s learn how to clean up your Putty sessions from the Windows command line

1) Type the path to your Putty.exe here

2) Then type -cleanup here, then press <Enter>

3) Click Yes to clear your sessions

That’s it! The PuTTY sessions have been cleared, or cleaned up

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to clean up your PuTTY sessions

How to increase the scroll buffer size in PuTTY

PuTTY Enhanced series

How to increase the scroll buffer size in PuTTY

You may have noticed that PuTTY does not allow you to scroll up very far

This can become annoying when running programs that have lots of output you might need to scroll through and review

Let’s look at an example

We have already logged in to one of our saved SSH sessions

One command that can sometimes produce a lot of output is ls — the command to list a directory’s contents

1) Type ls -l / to list the contents of the root directory. Remember — press Enter to execute a shell command

2) Now, type the command shown to list the contents of all directories contained by the home directory

3) Scroll up

Here is the command we just typed

Above that, the output of the previous command

4) Scroll up a bit more

As you can see, we’ve reached the top of the scrollbar, and still can’t see the first command we typed; it’s just barely out of range

5) Let’s increase the size of the scroll buffer. Close this session and re-open PuTTY to the configuration window

6) Select the session from the list, then click Load

7) Then, go to Window

8) Enter a higher value for Lines of scrollback. We’ll change ours from 200 to 20000

9) Return to the Session category

10) Click Save

11) Finally, press Open

12) Now, log in normally, as seen earlier in this series

Once logged in, let’s test out the new scroll buffer size

13) Type the command from before, several times. End each line with a shell comment as shown, thus marking each one

Watch the size of the scrollbar

14) Now, scroll up

Here’s the first command. Clearly, our change worked!

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to increase the scroll buffer size in PuTTY