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Old 04-23-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
janosik
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Using Putty on Linux


Hi

I want ask you about opinion using putty instead ssh command on the Linux not on Windows OS. At my work some colleagues find that better is putty than ssh command. I don't think so.
What is your opinion on that?
 
Old 04-23-2013, 03:03 PM   #2
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It's not really a question of better since putty uses ssh to connect. Putty is not necessary on Linux, as ssh is installed by default on most/all Linux distributions.

What I can add to this conversation is that I LOVE using putty on Linux as a terminal program for connecting to the serial ports on network devices (Cisco routers/switches). Again, it is not necessary, as Linux can use minicom or other built-in terminal programs; however, using the putty interface is easy to configure and the GUI interface looks the same whether on Windows or Linux. ....just my opinion!!
 
Old 04-23-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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the only advantage putty might have over ssh is you can pre-set several settings like history, window size, color, font, connection type if the server does something strange like scoansi etc...

all of that can be done via standard ssh, but lazy people or people who only know MS Windows will often prefer Putty due to fear of CLI.
 
Old 04-24-2013, 05:42 PM   #4
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What I can add to this conversation is that I LOVE using putty on Linux as a terminal program for connecting to the serial ports on network devices (Cisco routers/switches). Again, it is not necessary, as Linux can use minicom or other built-in terminal programs; however, using the putty interface is easy to configure and the GUI interface looks the same whether on Windows or Linux. ....just my opinion!!
Easy access to serial ports is the reason why I like putty too. For SSH I use the command line ssh tool.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 06:33 AM   #5
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right Putty great program, i use them too for SHH and others thinks, its easy and simple.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 07:50 AM   #6
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i didnt even know putty could be installed on linux ?

is it possible to schedule things like
Code:
ssh user@host /bin/tar -cjf /media/bak/monthly-backup-`date +%y-%m-%d`.tar.bz2 project-xyz
using putty ?
 
  


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