How To Install Putty on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Putty on Ubuntu 20.04

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.

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:

putty --version

Step 3. Accessing Putty on Ubuntu Linux.

Once successfully installed, run it from the terminal using “putty” as a command, or from the Dash:

putty

Install Putty on Ubuntu 20.04

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.

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