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An open source telnet and SSH Client for the Windows and Unix platforms.

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Scroll inside Screen, or Pause Output

I use screen for my command-line tasks while managing the servers where I work. I usually run small commands (mostly file-system tasks) but sometimes I run more extensive tasks (like DBA). The output ...
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How to use wildcards (*) when copying with scp?

Why can't I copy with scp when I'm using * characters in the path? scp SERVERNAME:/DIR/* . What configuration does SCP need in order to allow * in the path? UPDATE: the problem is not on server ...
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Trying to SSH to local VM Ubuntu with Putty

I have set up a VM of Ubuntu server, have installed OpenSSH, and am now trying to connect to it using Putty. Within Putty, under "Host name", I put "Ubuntu", given this is what I thought it was called ...
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Can mouse wheel scrolling work in a Screen session?

Is there any way to use the mouse wheel to scroll through the output of a screen session? I can use the keypad scroll through previous output in screen after pressing ctrl+a [. Is it possible to do ...
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Convert Amazon .pem key to Putty .ppk key Linux

I have generated and downloaded a private .pem key from AWS. However, to use Putty in order to connect to the virtual machine, I must have that key in .ppk format. The process of conversion is ...
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What difference between openssh key and putty key?

I've found that ssh-keygen ("ssh" package) produces different keys from puttygen ("putty" package). If I create public and private keys with ssh-keygen some ssh-servers will not accept my keys. If I ...
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How to make putty to not break my session after some time?

Each time putty is closing the session after some time if it is idle. There is no time parameter on putty, so how can I keep my putty ssh session always Alive?
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Force GNU screen to reflow to current terminal width on reattach?

I would like to force GNU screen to reflow to the existing terminal width when I reattach a session. It seems to me this worked properly before I upgraded a machine to CentOS 6, but I cannot figure ...
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Can I transfer files using SSH?

I am using PuTTY on Windows 7 to SSH to my school computer lab. Can I transfer files from my Windows machine to my user on the school machines using SSH?
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How to fix Ctrl + arrows in Vim?

I am using Putty -> Suse box -> vim 7.2 combo for editing and want to remap Ctrl + arrows combo to a particular task. But for some reason, Vim ignores the shortcut and goes into insert mode and ...
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how to keep a python script running when I close putty

I'm about to run an python script on Ubuntu on VPS. It's is machine learning training process so take huge time to train. How can I close putty without stopping that process.
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exit out of all SSH connections in one command and close PuTTY

Is there a way to back out of all SSH connections and close PuTTY in "one shot"? I work in Windows 7 and use PuTTY to SSH to various Linux hosts. An example of the way I find myself working: SSH to ...
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Byobu with tmux, how to use F-Keys

I'm accessing a linux box with Byobu enabled (with tmux) and I don't seem to be able to use some F-Keys without being binded to Byobu. For example using F6 to sort on htop. I followed this advice, but ...
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View full commands in ps output

When running ps with the -f option in PuTTY (to see the command corresponding to each process), lines which are longer than the terminal width are not fully visible (they are not wrapped on multiple ...
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PuTTY, CygwinX, and X11 forwarding connection refused

I am no longer able to forward X11 using KiTTY/PuTTY to CygwinX. I am connecting to an Ubuntu Server 14.10 machine that is correctly configured to allow X11 forwarding. I am able to initiate X11 ...
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How can I change locale/encoding to avoid getting weird characters in terminal?

I have installed tree on my ubuntu box, when i connect to it from Putty and I launch tree i get this : $ tree âââ html.vim -> xml.vim âââ js.vim -> xml.vim âââ xml.vim instead of this : $ ...
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How can I change the color of this blue text on my command line?

I know this question has been asked multiple times but I didn't find the answer on those other questions. Here an Image to illustrate my point: Can you read the blue line without squinting? No? Me ...
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vim auto indenting even after setting noai option

I am using vim 7.2 from putty terminal. Even if I run set noai it seems vim still trying to indent code. I am copying my code from Notepad++ to vim. following is from Notepad++ and following what I ...
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How to print strings separated by TAB in bash?

I am trying to print two string separated by a TAB. I have tried: echo -e 'foo\tbar' printf '%s\t%s\n' foo bar Both of them print: foo bar Where the whitespace between the two is actually 5 ...
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Byobu/screen constantly freezes in Putty

For a while now I've been using Byobu to manage screen sessions for me. However I've run into a strange issue: The session keeps locking. By locking I mean that I can't type anything, and only if I ...
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Is there any way to improve Putty on slow connections?

I'm working with putty but have a slow connection to the server. It's not slow everywhere and I don't need to get it faster. There is latency between when I type and when the text is displayed in the ...
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X11 forwarding not working from putty and XMing to centos 6.4

I have centos 6.4 running on VirtualBox. I can connect to it via putty just fine. However X11 forwarding is not working. I Have Xming 6.9.0.31 running and putty 0.62 is setup for X11 forwarding: ...
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Nested ssh session inside screen has no color

I am attempting to keep a nested ssh session inside of a byobu/screen window, which I also connect to over SSH with Putty on Windows. However the nested SSH session has no color. Here's what I'm ...
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SSH: I have a *.pem private key. How to create a SSH connection using it?

I tried to use putty also. I select this pem key there and got this: Unable to use key file "key.pem" (not a private key). I read that it is possible to convert a pem to a pub key. I did it like ...
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how to use ~/.ssh/config with Windows/PuTTY? [closed]

How can I use ~/.ssh/config with Windows/PuTTY? Are PuTTY settings stored in the registry? I wish to have my PuTTY settings in git. So it needs to be a human readable text file.
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What is the problem with the output of plink?

On my Windows7 machine, I'm traversing to the installed path of PuTTy Application and running: plink <hostname> to connect to my remote Linux host. I see some unrecognized characters in the ...
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Search text in command output on a PuTTY terminal

I would like to know how to search particular text on the terminal. If I do cat of log files, I would like to find certain words like job or summary so that I don't have to read through the entire log ...
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What's the difference between PuTTY and SSH?

Also, what is the difference between pscp, psftp and scp, sftp? I'm guessing PuTTY is originally made for Windows which doesn't have these commands by default, am I right? If that's the case, why ...
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SSH: “Server refused our key” with no reason

I was trying to set up a simple backup script to run automatically that would copy a file from a Windows machine to a Linux one through SSH. As a lot of simple online tutorials suggest I used pscp ...
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Can I use an SSH key generated on Linux from Putty?

I have been asked to generate a pair of SSH keys so that I can access a remote server for development. To generate the keys, I used the ssh-keygen tool on our CentOS box, which I successfully did. ...
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Linux User not able to login

I am trying to create new users using useradd command using root credentials it is getting created properly but when I log in with the newly created user with its credentials using a PuTTY Console, I ...
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What causes a ssh interruption?

What exactly causes a ssh connection to interrupt? When you idle for a while, it disconnects. How do I keep the connection alive (without autossh or reconnect)?
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Why does cating an executable keep changing the title of PuTTY?

Its usually been seen that if an executable is cated, provided that its a huge file, it keeps on changing the title of the 'PuTTYapplication until its done printing the binary to the STDOUT with those ...
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How can I make PuTTY compatible with Solaris?

I'm connecting to a Solaris machine from WinXP using PuTTY. When I try to use the NumPad keys for editing a command in Bash (Home, End, Delete) a ~ character is instead printed to the console. ...
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Locked myself out of Amazon EC2 SSH - This service allows sftp connections only

Doh. Locked myself out of SSH on an Amazon EC2 box after fiddling with ForceCommand internal-sftp in /etc/ssh/sshd_config in order to allow root log-in via SFTP. SFTP still works fine, but PuTTY ...
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How to change (increase) number of lines in screen?

Connecting from Windows to Linux (CentOS 5.4) using PuTTY. Console set at 140col 60 lines. Not much else changed from default. Connection is via serial cable to the box. On Linux, installed and ...
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PuTTY can access serial port as /dev/ttyUSB0, but not as named udev device

I have multiple USB-to-serial converters. I need to access one of them in particular. I'm using a udev rule to give it a special name. I have rebooted since I last modified it. SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ...
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How do I configure ssh tunneling past a firewall?

I have a NAS running Linux behind a firewall at home. I want to access it remotely using a few services such as a Transmission GUI (port 9091) and webmin (port 10000), but through an SSH tunnel on ...
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Why is vimdiff so slow?

Whenever I'm in vimdiff mode, my PuTTY session slows down considerably. This is especially noticeable when I try to scroll down many lines by keeping j pressed. Why is it so slow in comparison to ...
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How can I enable trusted X11 forwarding on Putty (with Xming) or otherwise get rid of one second delay when starting X11 aplication?

I've noticed one second delay before Midnight Commander or mcedit starts in Putty. It took me a while before I realized it is caused by X11 forwarding enabled. mc -X start immediately. Unfortunately ...
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Unable to login via ssh after several months [closed]

I have a Dell Poweredge running Ubuntu 13.04 in my office to serve up an interal web-app address system. It has been at least a 2 months possibly 3 since my last login. Everything is running great, ...
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How do you display xterm colors with putty/bash?

Putty has this "allow terminal use xterm 256 colour mode" that I'd like to use, but I don't know how. I've been using a color.sh script to output echo statements and commands with colors, and I want ...
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Determine the application client is using to connect

Is there any way in Linux/Unix to determine the client application user is using to connect to OS. In our environment thousand of users connect to our system via client applications like WinSCP, ...
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Preventing bell flash with screen in putty

A former coworker configured screen for me and I just found out I could change this, but I don't know what the setting is supposed to be and the man page is a little vague. I've got this in my ....
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How to copy all the text of a nano editor file to windows clipboard?

I am connected from windows to linux using Putty. I have a file result.csv I want to copy all the text from this file to windows clipboard and then paste the text to a notepad? Please help me.
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How to enable Control key combinations for GNU screen on putty?

I am accessing a linux box via ssh using putty. Key combinations work fine when I'm not running screen. However, Ctrl key combinations do not work under a screen session. In fact, a Ctrl-any key is ...
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How to disallow GNU screen from making change to my putty window title

Currently whenever I open a screen session from within PuTTY, the window title of the PuTTY window changes to "screen". I would like to prevent this from happening. Please let me know what is the ...
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SSH always refuses first connection attempt

There's an AIX box where I work and so I've not got any root access to it. When I connect to it using telnet I can get on fine. When I connect to it using SSH if I put in my correct password on the ...
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Copying commands with PuTTY and tmux

I use PuTTY from Windows 10 to access various Linux systems via SSH. Within these systems, I often use Tmux to simplify my life inside the Linux environment. Within a Tmux session, I typically have ...
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Running linux script on remote linux system using putty [closed]

I would like to copy certain logs from a remote linux system to the windows system. I'm trying to make a batch file, that will connect to the linux system using putty like: putty.exe -ssh user@192....