How to Install PuTTY on Linux (Ubuntu / Fedora / Arch / Manjaro)


PuTTY stands out from the huge number of existing SSH clients. It is by far the most popular client for connecting to and controlling a remote computer at the moment.

PuTTy will become an indispensable assistant in the case when you need to administer Linux remotely or just connect from the Windows environment to the Unix OS. In this article I will show you how to install PuTTy on popular Linux distributions.

Besides open source, PuTTy has a number of other advantages over other SSH clients. The utility package consists only of executable files, which excludes linking to DLL, OS version and other applications. PuTTy is focused not only on usability, but also on security. The technology implements only the client side of the connection, the rest of the work is done on the server.

Installing PuTTy on Linux distributions

Installing PuTTy is simple and straightforward, even for novice Linux users.

  1. Open a terminal with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Alt + T.
  2. Next, install the PuTTy utility in Ubuntu, for this enter or paste this command into the terminal:
    sudo apt install putty
    sudo apt-get install putty
    Arch Linux / Manjaro:
    sudo pacman -S putty
    Fedora / Red Hat:
    sudo dnf install putty

    Сonfirm the installation.

  3. After that, you can run the utility.

If you have problems installing on Ubuntu, make sure the universe repository is active. To do this, run the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository universe

Update Ubuntu using the command:

sudo apt update

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