PuTTY keyboard shortcuts


Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
- Shortcuts
⭾ Tab

Auto-complete file and folder names

Ctrl + W

Delete the word before cursor

Ctrl + K

Clear the line after cursor

Ctrl + T

Swap the last two characters before the cursor

Esc + T

Swap the last two words before the cursor

Alt + F

Move cursor forward one word on the current line

Alt + B

Move cursor backward one word on the current line

Ctrl + A

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

Ctrl + E

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

Ctrl + L

Clear the screen (similar to the clear command)

Ctrl + U

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

Ctrl + H

Same as backspace

Ctrl + R

Search through previously used commands

Ctrl + C

Kill whatever you are running

Ctrl + D

Exit the current shell

Ctrl + Z

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

Alt + <

Move to the first line in the history

Alt + >

Move to the last line in the history

Alt + ?

Show current completion list

Alt + *

Insert all possible completions

Alt + /

Attempt to complete filename

Alt + .

Yank last argument to previous command

Alt + B

Move backward

Alt + C

Capitalize the word

Alt + D

Delete word

Alt + F

Move forward

Alt + L

Make word lowercase

Alt + U

Make word uppercase

Alt + N

Search the history forwards non-incremental

Alt + P

Search the history backwards non-incremental

Alt + R

Recall command

Alt + T

Move words around

Alt + ⬅ Backspace

Delete backward from cursor

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: 14 Nov 2020

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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Guest says: 20 days 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 : 19 days ago 11/14/2020 1:32 PM
Added, thank you!


shwetz says: 11 months ago 1/15/2020 6:52 AM
how to search particular text available on console?

hari says: 15 months ago 9/20/2019 1:44 AM
what is the shortcut to go to the beginning of a putty session