In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Putty on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Putty is the most widely used SSH and telnet client for Microsoft Windows operating systems. The Putty Linux version is a graphical terminal program that supports various network protocols including SSH, telnet, SCP, rlogin, etc.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Putty SSH Client on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Putty on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Putty on Ubuntu 20.04.
Now we add the universe repository on your Ubuntu system:
sudo add-apt-repository universe
Once you have the universe repository enabled, you should update Ubuntu and install it with this command:
sudo apt update sudo apt install putty
You can verify the installation using the following command:
Step 3. Accessing Putty on Ubuntu Linux.
Once successfully installed, run it from the terminal using “
putty” as a command, or from the Dash:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Putty. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Putty SSH Client on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Putty website.