How to install PuTTY

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On a Linux system, apt-get or yum can be used to install Putty.

~]# apt-get install putty
~]# yum install putty


Or, you can build Putty from source.

Download PuTTY from This will download a file named putty-<version>.tar to your Downloads folder. Extract the tar archive to the /etc directory.

~]# tar -zf putty-<version>.tar -C /etc


To be able to configure and install Putty, the GTK+ library must be installed on your system.

~]# apt-get install libgtk-3-dev


Configure Putty.

~]# cd /etc/putty-<version>
~]# ./configure


Install Putty.

~]# make


You can now launch Putty.

~]# ./putty



Build Putty from source

  1. Download PuTTY from This will download a file such as putty.exe to your Downloads folder.
  2. Double-click the putty.exe to install PuTTY.

Note: In order to use PuTTY to remotely connect to a Linux Server, install OpenSSH on the Linux Server. You will also need to Port Forward on port 22 in your router to the IP address of the Linux computer that is running the OpenSSH software.

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