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PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet, SSH, and Rlogin for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. The package includes:

PuTTY- Telnet and SSH client itself)
PSCP- SCP client (command-line secure file copy)
PSFTP- SFTP client (general file transfer sessions much like FTP)
PuTTYtel- Telnet-only client
Plink- Command-line interface to the PuTTY back ends
Pageant- SSH authentication agent for PuTTY, PSCP and Plink
PuTTYgen- RSA and DSA key generation utility


User manual available in plain text format from; User manual available in HTML format from

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X11Janet Casey28 January 2005

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Simon Tatham Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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