10 PuTTy Commands Worth Memorising

PuTTY is a free and open source terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols and as a serial console client.

The name “PuTTY” has no definitive meaning, though “tty” is the name for a terminal in the Unix tradition, usually held to be short for Teletype.

Without further ado, 10 PuTTy Commands worth memorising:

1. To list folders or directories

“ls” or “dir”

2. To upload a file

“wget h**p://www.yourhost.com/yourfile.tar.gz”

3. To change directories

“cd /path/to/your/directory”

4. To delete a file

“rm filename”

5. To delete a directory:

“rm -rf directoryname”

6. To unzip a zip file

“unzip filename”

7. To unzip a tar.gz file

“tar -xvzf filename”

8. To zip a file or folder (called foo)

“zip foo.zip foo.html” or “zip -r foo.zip foo/”

9. To change up one directory

“cd ..” (two directories: “cd ../..”)

10. To transfer one server to another or one site to another

“wget hTTp://www.yourhost.com/folder_name.tar”

You can download PuTTy here. And read this excellent post for more PuTTy goodness.

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