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20 Putty Keyboard Shortcuts

Putty shortcuts will help you establish a bridge with an SSH connection from a Windows machine to a Linux server. Putty also supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, Rlogin, raw socket connection, etc. Originally developed for Microsoft Windows, Putty has been ported to various other systems.

Download Putty Commands PDF

The list below may contain some unexplored Putty Shortcuts that you will be amazed to see and implement. These shortcuts will help you quickly open any prerequisite parameters. You can download the list of Putty Shortcut keys in PDF format below.

Most used Putty Shortcuts

Action Putty Shortcut keys
Go to the beginning of the line you are currently typing on Ctrl + A
Go to the end of the line you are currently typing on Ctrl + E
Clears the Screen, similar to the clear command Ctrl + L
Clears the line before the cursor position Ctrl + U
Same as backspace Ctrl + H
Lets you search through previously used commands Ctrl + R
Kill whatever you are running Ctrl + C
Exit the current shell Ctrl + D
Puts whatever you are running into a suspended background process Ctrl + Z
Auto-complete files and folder names Tab
Delete the word before the cursor Ctrl + W
Clear the line after the cursor Ctrl + K
Swap the last two characters before the cursor Ctrl + T
Swap the last two words before the cursor Esc + T
Move the cursor forward one word on the current line Alt + F
Move the cursor backward one word on the current line Alt + B

Putty’s features offer extended functionality, which is best utilized when combined with Putty shortcut keys. Filezilla serves as an alternative for transferring files to and from a computer. Take a look at the Filezilla Shortcuts, which provide a good alternative to Putty.



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