How to install PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client in Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will learn How to install PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client in Ubuntu 18.04. PuTTY is a popular free SSH client and Terminal Emulator application is used to get the console/remote of the operating system, such as Linux, Unix, Router, Over Network. It supports various networking protocols for connecting systems like FTP, Telnet, SSH, SCP, SFTP, RLogin, RAW, serial etc. Putty SSH Client Initially, in 1999, Simon Tatham published C programming language using an MIT license. This open-source cross-platform application is available for all major operating systems such as Linux, Unix, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS. Putty SSH Client is available for 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Here we are going to install the latest version of Putty Free SSH Client in Ubuntu 18.04.

How to install PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client in Ubuntu 18.04

How to install PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client in Ubuntu 18.04

Follow the below steps to install PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client in Ubuntu 18.04:

Before installing the PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client, we will need to install the required PPA repositories. To do so follow the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alessandro-strada/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Get:5 http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease [3,182 B]

Now we are ready to install PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install putty
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree 
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
java-wrappers linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-34-generic
linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-45-generic linux-modules-4.15.0-34-generic
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
putty-tools
Suggested packages:
putty-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
putty putty-tools
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 122 not upgraded.
Need to get 788 kB of archives.
After this operation, 3,362 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 putty-tools amd64 0.70-4 [386 kB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 putty amd64 0.70-4 [401 kB]

As you can see above we have successfully installed the PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client package. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l putty
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii putty 0.70-4 amd64 Telnet/SSH client for X

Now to open the PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client application just type the command putty on shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ putty
How to install PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client in Ubuntu 18.04

PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client

You can also open the PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client application graphically using Search your Ubuntu Applications box. Refer to the snapshot below.

How to install PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client in Ubuntu 18.04

PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client

Also Read- How To Configure the Proxy Server On Linux Using Terminal

How To Uninstall PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client Application in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client Application and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r putty
(Reading database ... 195732 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing putty (0.70-4) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install PuTTY SSH and Telnet Client in Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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