PuTTY Configuration Tips with SSH Connection

Overview

You can find here a few PuTTY Configuration Tips that will save you a lot of time using SSH.
PuTTY is a free and open source terminal emulator application.

Download and Install PuTTY

  • Download and run the PuTTY.exe file: PuTTY

PuTTY Configuration Tips

Set Scrollback Lines

  • Usually when we use PuTTY there are a lot of lines displayed with every command so we easily reach the number 200 and we can’t scroll back to our previous commands and outputs.
    We can increase the number of lines to scroll back so we can see previous outputs (only of the current session):
    Category–>Window
    Set “Lines of scrollback” to whatever you need
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Change Character Set

  • PuTTY default charset causes programs with Command Line Interface (CLI) to change their appearance.
    The closest charset to the “real” CLI interface is UTF-8:
    Category–>Window–>Translation
    Set translation to UTF-8
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Change Terminal Colors

  • PuTTY default colors are a black background with white text.
    We can choose to use “system colors” and get a white background with black text:
    Category–>Window–>Colours
    Mark “Use system colours”
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Set Auto-login username

  • If you always use the same Username while to log-in to your servers you can set it to be used without typing it every time you reconnect:
    Category–>Connection–>Data
    Fill Auto-login username
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Save to Default Settings

  • Now we can save all these setting to our Default Settings profile:
    Category–>Session
    Select Default Settings And Click Save
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Enjoy

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