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How to Install puTTY on Linux Mint 19.1


PuTTY is a popular SSH and telnet client for Windows & Linux. It is TTY supports a wide range of protocols such as serial, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, SCP, SFTP etc. PuTTY is used by seasoned sysadmins and hobbyists/maker-crowd alike. PuTTY works by sending typed commands and receiving text responses over a tcp/ip socket like a traditional terminal (TTY), but it uses secure socket (SSH) with public key encryption wrapping the packet payloads.

This article will walk through on how to install PuTTY on Linux Mint 19.1 and higher.

Two way to install puTTY on Linux Mint
  1. Software Manager
  2. Terminal

Install puTTY on Linux Mint using Software Manager

Step 1

Open a software Manager from start menu and search putty

Step 2

Open the putty and click the install button. After installed the putty install button become a launch and Remove button. Click the Launch button to run the putty or launch from start menu.

Install puTTY on Linux Mint using Terminal

Step 1

Open a Terminal window by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+T or open the Terminal window from Start menu.

Step 2

Run the following command in the terminal. sudo apt-get update

This command updates the Linux Mint package list with latest one. If this command is skipped, Linux Mint might install older version of the softwares instead of the latest version due to the fact that it only had the older list with older version of softwares. So, whenever installing new software or intending to upgrade the software versions, it is a good to run this command first. The sudo prefix at the start of the command instructs the terminal to run the command as root since installing and upgrading softwares is a privilege operation and should not be performed by users which do not have sufficient access. Provide the user password when prompted by sudo and hit Enter.

Step 3

Install PuTTY using the command below.

sudo apt-get install -y putty

Run puTTY 

Run it from the terminal using “putty” as command, or from the start menu.


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