How to change character settings in Putty

PuTTY Enhanced series

2. 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

7. How to clean up your Putty sessions

This tutorial assumes you have 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 start a SSH session from the command line

PuTTY Enhanced series

8. How to start a SSH session from the command line

This tutorial assumes you have already opened your Windows command line

Now let’s learn how to start a SSH session from the command line

1) Type the path to Putty.exe here

2) Then type the connection type you wish to use (i.e. -ssh, -telnet, -rlogin, -raw)

3) Type the username…

4) Then type ‘@‘ followed by the server IP address

5) Finally, type the port number to connect to, then press <Enter>

A PuTTY session has now been opened

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to start a PuTTY session via command line

How to download and install Putty

PuTTY Enhanced series

1. How to download and install Putty

This tutorial assumes you are using the Windows operating system, have already opened your favorite web browser and browsed to Google.com

Now let’s learn how to download and install PuTTY

1) Type Download Putty in the Google search bar

2) Then click Google Search

3) Click Putty Download Page

4) You will be taken to the PuTTY Download Page. Scroll down to find the download links.

5) Click putty.exe to begin the download

6) Click Save File to save putty.exe to your computer

7) Then click Run to open PuTTY and get started

That’s it! You have successfully downloaded and launched PuTTY

8) To exit PuTTY, simply close the window

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to download and open Putty.

How to create a log file of your Putty session

PuTTY Enhanced series

6. How to create a log file of your Putty session

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

1) Double click the PuTTY icon to launch the application

Now let’s learn how to create a log file of your session

2) Click Logging

The logging settings are listed here on the right. Let’s demonstrate how to save a log file to your desktop

3) Click All session output

4) Leave Putty.log as the log file name

5) Then click Browse to choose the save location

6) Ensure Desktop is selected here…

7) Then click Save

8) Ensure ‘Ask the user every time‘ is selected… then click Open to begin your session

9) Type your username, then push <Enter>

10) Type your password, then push <Enter>

Now let’s type a simple shell command. PuTTY can log dozens of commands within your session

11) Type a simple test command here, then press <Enter>

12) Now type Exit, then push <Enter> to close PuTTY

We can see that a log file has been saved to the desktop

13) Now let’s open the log file… double click Putty

The log file contains all commands entered, great for saving your sessions to review at a later date

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create a log file of your PuTTY sessions