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NAME

       putty - GUI SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client for X

SYNOPSIS

       putty [ options ] [ host ]

DESCRIPTION

       putty  is  a  graphical  SSH,  Telnet  and Rlogin client for X. It is a direct port of the
       Windows SSH client of the same name.

OPTIONS

       The command-line options supported by putty are:

       --display display-name
              Specify the X display on which to open putty. (Note this option has a double  minus
              sign,  even  though  none of the others do. This is because this option is supplied
              automatically by GTK. Sorry.)

       -fn font-name
              Specify the font to use for normal text displayed in  the  terminal.  For  example,
              -fn fixed, -fn "Monospace 12".

       -fb font-name
              Specify  the  font  to  use  for  bold  text  displayed  in  the  terminal.  If the
              BoldAsColour resource is set to 1 (the default), bold text  will  be  displayed  in
              different  colours  instead of a different font, so this option will be ignored. If
              BoldAsColour is set to 0 or 2 and you do  not  specify  a  bold  font,  putty  will
              overprint the normal font to make it look bolder.

       -fw font-name
              Specify  the  font  to use for double-width characters (typically Chinese, Japanese
              and Korean text) displayed in the terminal.

       -fwb font-name
              Specify the font to  use  for  bold  double-width  characters  (typically  Chinese,
              Japanese  and  Korean text). Like -fb, this will be ignored unless the BoldAsColour
              resource is set to 0 or 2.

       -geometry geometry
              Specify the size of the terminal, in rows and columns of text. See  X(7)  for  more
              information on the syntax of geometry specifications.

       -sl lines
              Specify the number of lines of scrollback to save off the top of the terminal.

       -fg colour
              Specify the foreground colour to use for normal text.

       -bg colour
              Specify the background colour to use for normal text.

       -bfg colour
              Specify the foreground colour to use for bold text, if the BoldAsColour resource is
              set to 1 (the default) or 2.

       -bbg colour
              Specify  the  foreground  colour  to  use  for  bold  reverse-video  text,  if  the
              BoldAsColour  resource is set to 1 (the default) or 2. (This colour is best thought
              of as the bold version of the background colour; so it only appears  when  text  is
              displayed in the background colour.)

       -cfg colour
              Specify the foreground colour to use for text covered by the cursor.

       -cbg colour
              Specify  the  background  colour  to  use  for text covered by the cursor. In other
              words, this is the main colour of the cursor.

       -title title
              Specify the initial title of the  terminal  window.  (This  can  be  changed  under
              control of the server.)

       -sb- or +sb
              Tells putty not to display a scroll bar.

       -sb    Tells  putty  to  display  a  scroll bar: this is the opposite of -sb-. This is the
              default option: you will probably only need to specify it explicitly  if  you  have
              changed the default using the ScrollBar resource.

       -log logfile, -sessionlog logfile
              This option makes putty log all the terminal output to a file as well as displaying
              it in the terminal.

       -sshlog logfile

       -sshrawlog logfile
              For SSH connections, these options make putty log protocol details to a file. (Some
              of  these  may  be  sensitive,  although  by  default an effort is made to suppress
              obvious passwords.)

              -sshlog logs decoded SSH packets and other events  (those  that  -v  would  print).
              -sshrawlog additionally logs the raw encrypted packet data.

       -cs charset
              This option specifies the character set in which putty should assume the session is
              operating. This character set will be used to interpret all the data received  from
              the session, and all input you type or paste into putty will be converted into this
              character set before being sent to the session.

              Any character set name which is valid in a MIME header  (and  supported  by  putty)
              should  be valid here (examples are `ISO-8859-1', `windows-1252' or `UTF-8'). Also,
              any character encoding which is valid in an X logical font  description  should  be
              valid (`ibm-cp437', for example).

              putty's  default  behaviour  is  to  use the same character encoding as its primary
              font. If you supply a Unicode (iso10646-1) font,  it  will  default  to  the  UTF-8
              character set.

              Character set names are case-insensitive.

       -nethack
              Tells  putty  to  enable NetHack keypad mode, in which the numeric keypad generates
              the NetHack hjklyubn direction keys. This enables you  to  play  NetHack  with  the
              numeric  keypad without having to use the NetHack number_pad option (which requires
              you to press `n' before any repeat count). So you can move with the numeric keypad,
              and enter repeat counts with the normal number keys.

       -help, --help
              Display a message summarizing the available options.

       -pgpfp Display  the  fingerprints  of  the  PuTTY PGP Master Keys, to aid in verifying new
              files released by the PuTTY team.

       -load session
              Load a saved session by name. This allows you to run a saved session straight  from
              the command line without having to go through the configuration box first.

       -ssh, -telnet, -rlogin, -raw, -serial
              Select the protocol putty will use to make the connection.

       -proxycmd command
              Instead of making a TCP connection, use command as a proxy; network traffic will be
              redirected to the standard input and output of command. command must  be  a  single
              word, so is likely to need quoting by the shell.

              The special strings %host and %port in command will be replaced by the hostname and
              port number you want to connect to; to get a literal % sign, enter %%.

              Backslash escapes are also supported, such as sequences like \n being replaced by a
              literal  newline;  to  get  a literal backslash, enter \\. (Further escaping may be
              required by the shell.)

              (See the main PuTTY manual for full details of  the  supported  %-  and  backslash-
              delimited  tokens,  although  most  of  them  are  probably not very useful in this
              context.)

       -l username
              Specify the username to use when logging in to the server.

       -L [srcaddr:]srcport:desthost:destport
              Set  up  a  local  port  forwarding:  listen  on  srcport  (or  srcaddr:srcport  if
              specified),  and forward any connections over the SSH connection to the destination
              address desthost:destport. Only works in SSH.

       -R [srcaddr:]srcport:desthost:destport
              Set up a remote port forwarding: ask the  SSH  server  to  listen  on  srcport  (or
              srcaddr:srcport  if  specified),  and  to forward any connections back over the SSH
              connection  where  the  client  will  pass  them  on  to  the  destination  address
              desthost:destport. Only works in SSH.

       -D [srcaddr:]srcport
              Set  up  dynamic port forwarding. The client listens on srcport (or srcaddr:srcport
              if specified), and  implements  a  SOCKS  server.  So  you  can  point  SOCKS-aware
              applications  at  this  port  and they will automatically use the SSH connection to
              tunnel all their connections. Only works in SSH.

       -P port
              Specify the port to connect to the server on.

       -A, -a Enable (-A) or disable (-a) SSH agent forwarding. Currently this  only  works  with
              OpenSSH and SSH-1.

       -X, -x Enable (-X) or disable (-x) X11 forwarding.

       -T, -t Enable (-t) or disable (-T) the allocation of a pseudo-terminal at the server end.

       -C     Enable zlib-style compression on the connection.

       -1, -2 Select SSH protocol version 1 or 2.

       -4, -6 Force use of IPv4 or IPv6 for network connections.

       -i keyfile
              Private  key file for user authentication. For SSH-2 keys, this key file must be in
              PuTTY's PPK format, not OpenSSH's format or anyone else's.

              If you are using an authentication agent, you can also specify a  public  key  here
              (in RFC 4716 or OpenSSH format), to identify which of the agent's keys to use.

       -noagent
              Don't  try  to  use an authentication agent for local authentication. (This doesn't
              affect agent forwarding.)

       -agent Allow use of an authentication agent. (This option is only necessary to override  a
              setting in a saved session.)

       -hostkey key
              Specify an acceptable host public key. This option may be specified multiple times;
              each key can be either a fingerprint (99:aa:bb:...) or  a  base64-encoded  blob  in
              OpenSSH's one-line format.

              Specifying  this  option  overrides  automated host key management; only the key(s)
              specified on the command-line  will  be  accepted  (unless  a  saved  session  also
              overrides  host keys, in which case those will be added to), and the host key cache
              will not be written.

       -sercfg configuration-string
              Specify the  configuration  parameters  for  the  serial  port,  in  -serial  mode.
              configuration-string  should  be a comma-separated list of configuration parameters
              as follows:

              ·      Any single digit from 5 to 9 sets the number of data bits.

              ·      `1', `1.5' or `2' sets the number of stop bits.

              ·      Any other numeric string is interpreted as a baud rate.

              ·      A single lower-case letter specifies the parity: `n' for none, `o' for  odd,
                     `e' for even, `m' for mark and `s' for space.

              ·      A single upper-case letter specifies the flow control: `N' for none, `X' for
                     XON/XOFF, `R' for RTS/CTS and `D' for DSR/DTR.

SAVED SESSIONS

       Saved sessions are stored in a .putty/sessions subdirectory in your home directory.

MORE INFORMATION

       For more information on PuTTY, it's probably best to go and look at the manual on the  web
       page:

       https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

BUGS

       This man page isn't terribly complete.