PuTTY keyboard shortcuts

PuTTY

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
4 years ago
- Shortcuts
0
Tab

Auto-complete file and folder names

2
Ctrl + W

Delete the word before cursor

0
Ctrl + K

Clear the line after cursor

-1
Ctrl + T

Swap the last two characters before the cursor

0
Esc + T

Swap the last two words before the cursor

0
Alt + F

Move cursor forward one word on the current line

0
Alt + B

Move cursor backward one word on the current line

1
Ctrl + A

Go to the beginning of the line you are currently typing on

0
Ctrl + E

Go to the end of the line you are currently typing on

1
Ctrl + L

Clear the screen (similar to the clear command)

2
Ctrl + U

Clear the line before the cursor position. If you are at the end of the line, clears the entire line

1
Ctrl + H

Same as backspace

1
Ctrl + R

Search through previously used commands

0
Ctrl + C

Kill whatever you are running

0
Ctrl + D

Exit the current shell

0
Ctrl + Z

Put whatever you are running into a suspended background process. Type fg to restore it

0
Alt + <

Move to the first line in the history

0
Alt + >

Move to the last line in the history

0
Alt + ?

Show current completion list

0
Alt + *

Insert all possible completions

0
Alt + /

Attempt to complete filename

0
Alt + .

Yank last argument to previous command

0
Alt + B

Move backward

0
Alt + C

Capitalize the word

0
Alt + D

Delete word

0
Alt + F

Move forward

0
Alt + L

Make word lowercase

0
Alt + U

Make word uppercase

0
Alt + N

Search the history forwards non-incremental

0
Alt + P

Search the history backwards non-incremental

0
Alt + R

Recall command

0
Alt + T

Move words around

0
Alt + Backspace

Delete backward from cursor

0
Esc then U

Undo last command


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Program information

Program name: PuTTY PuTTY (File manager)

PuTTY is a free terminal editor and network file transfer application. It comes with SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin support and raw socket connection support. PuTTY was originally developed for Windows but it has been ported to other platforms.

Web page: http://www.putty.org

Last update: 11/14/2020 12:32 PM UTC

How easy to press shortcuts: 78%

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Updated: Added some shortcuts. (2 updates.) 11/14/2020 1:31:14 PM Added some shortcuts.
11/14/2020 1:31:41 PM Added some shortcuts.

Shortcut count: 34

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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Marie says: 8 days ago 7/16/2021 7:06 PM
Nice list. I came looking for how to move to beginning of the command line in a putty terminal. I found it and a lot more. Thanks!

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk Admin says in reply to defkey.com : 8 days ago 7/16/2021 8:48 PM
Glad to help, thank you for the comment!

Putty User says: 19 days ago 7/5/2021 8:43 PM
These are not putty shortcuts, these are bash shell shortcuts.
Example of putty shortcut would be create new window with same session or reset current session.
Nevertheless pretty useful for power user.

Thanks

Guest says: 8 months ago 11/14/2020 9:55 AM
You could add Undo: press escape then type u key to undo last command

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk Admin says in reply to defkey.com : 8 months ago 11/14/2020 1:32 PM
Added, thank you!

https://defkey.com/putty-shortcuts#shortcut-69931

shwetz says: 19 months ago 1/15/2020 6:52 AM
how to search particular text available on console?

hari says: 22 months ago 9/20/2019 1:44 AM
what is the shortcut to go to the beginning of a putty session