How To Install & use Putty in Ubuntu Linux

System Admins who had worked on Windows Operating system, surely they have used putty software to ssh UNIX like systems. When they are migrated to Ubuntu Desktop , they might require putty to manage their UNIX boxes.

PuTTY is the most popular Windows SSH client. It supports flexible terminal setup, mid-session reconfiguration using Ctrl-rightclick, multiple X11 authentication protocols, and various other interesting things not provided by ssh in an xterm.

In this article we will go through installations steps of putty in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Step:1 Issue the below Command to install Putty

# sudo apt-get install putty


Open the Synaptic Package Manager , search putty as shown below :


Click on putty¬† Select ‘Mark for Installation’ option & then click on apply.

Step:2 Now Access the Putty SSH Client :


Click on PuTTY SSH Client


Enter Remote Server’s IP Address or Hostname.


Click On Accept , then it will ask for User Name & Password as shown below :


13 thoughts on “How To Install & use Putty in Ubuntu Linux

  1. Nice post. But why would you need to install putty, it’s just a frontend for ssh. It’s much easier to use ssh from the command line.

    1. Hi. Putty is more than just ssh. A good use is to use the serial option to “console in” to cisco devices. It also has a great Rlogin option.

  2. How does one do a paste from the clipboard in Putty?
    Ctrl-V and Ctrl-Shift-V do not work.
    The Windows version of Putty has no problems with this.

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