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20 Putty Keyboard Shortcuts

for Windows

Putty shortcuts will help you in establishing a bridge with SSH connection from a Windows machine to the Linux server. It will also support several network protocols including SCP, SSH, Telnet, Rlogin, raw socket connection, etc. Putty was originally written for Microsoft Windows but it has been ported to various other systems.

Download Putty Commands PDF

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

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 features give you an extended functionality and the functionality is best when combined with Putty shortcut keys. Filezilla is an alternative to transferring files to and from a computer. Have a look at the Filezilla Shortcuts, which is a good alternative to Putty.


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