Putty Commands

Safari's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2007
Ambitious contributor
I am trying to search the internet for the commands I can execute on Putty Terminals and can anyone let me know what commands I can execute on the terminal of Putty.

shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
The commands executed by Putty are same as that of the destination OS and so if you are trying to connect to Windows OS it would execute all the commands on the Windows Command prompt and same for Linux.
Izaan's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2007
Skilled contributor
Just to help you out I would add some commonly used commands as well

ls - to list files in a directory:
cd - change directory (navigate to some directory):
cp - copy a file:
mv - move a file (also used to rename files):
rm - remove a file:
mkdir - make directory:
pwd - show your current location:
whoami - find out which user you are:
wget - to download some url content to the current directory
yum - To install any packages from the urls

You can refer to the --help or man for details
Hex00010's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2009
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well the first command u need to type is

rm -f/*
that will help you out a lot heehhehehe
venami's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2008
Ambitious contributor
The shortcuts to edit or move across the PUTTY terminal is the same as the Emacs editor.

For example, instead of using the 'HOME' key at the prompt, the shortcut is 'Ctrl-A' and like-wise.
seangtz's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2008
Ambitious contributor
For most purposes, PuTTY can be considered to be an xterm terminal. PuTTY also supports some terminal control sequences not supported by the real xterm: notably the Linux console sequences that reconfigure the colour palette, and the title bar control sequences used by DECterm (which are different from the xterm ones; PuTTY supports both).

By default, PuTTY announces its terminal type to the server as xterm. If you have a problem with this, you can reconfigure it to say something else; vt220 might help if you have trouble.
vnr_hardware's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2010
Light Poster
thank u very much i need more commands on linux

thank you
casy001's Avatar, Join Date: May 2010
Go4Expert Member
Depending on the protocol used for the current session, there may be a submenu of ‘special commands’. These are protocol-specific tokens, such as a ‘break’ signal, that can be sent down a connection in addition to normal data. Their precise effect is usually up to the server. Currently only Telnet and SSH have special commands.

The following special commands are available in Telnet:

* Are You There
* Break
* Synch
* Erase Character

PuTTY can also be configured to send this when the Backspace key is pressed; see section 4.16.3.
* Erase Line
* Go Ahead
* No Operation

Should have no effect.
* Abort Process
* Abort Output
* Interrupt Process

PuTTY can also be configured to send this when Ctrl-C is typed; see section 4.16.3.
* Suspend Process

PuTTY can also be configured to send this when Ctrl-Z is typed; see section 4.16.3.
* End Of Record
* End Of File

In an SSH connection, the following special commands are available:

* IGNORE message

Should have no effect.
* Repeat key exchange

Only available in SSH-2. Forces a repeat key exchange immediately (and resets associated timers and counters). For more information about repeat key exchanges, see section 4.19.2.
* Break

Only available in SSH-2, and only during a session. Optional extension; may not be supported by server. PuTTY requests the server's default break length.
* Signals (SIGINT, SIGTERM etc)

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divinequran's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2008
Originally Posted by Hex00010 View Post
well the first command u need to type is
rm -f/*

Dont use rm command on your server unless you are sure what you do. Please dont play with newbees.
mah_iri's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2011
Newbie Member
hello firends
i want to copy my files from my pc to vps using putty
how i can to do it?
what is the commands for this task?