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What is Putty?

It is an SSH and telnet client, developed originally by Simon Tatham for the Windows platform. It is open source software that is available with source code and is developed and supported by a group of volunteers.
Putty is a tool in the Terminal Emulators category of a tech stack.

Who uses Putty?

Companies
20 companies reportedly use Putty in their tech stacks, including DevOps, SCMC-CMU, and bilisimHR.

Developers
93 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Putty.

Putty's Features

  • SSH client

Putty Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Putty?
iTerm2
A replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.12 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted.
Windows Terminal
A new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users. It includes many of the features most frequently requested by the Windows command-line community.
Hyper Terminal
The goal of the project is to create a beautiful and extensible experience for command-line interface users, built on open web standards. Focus will be primarily around speed and stability.
ConEmu
It aims to be handy, comprehensive, fast and reliable terminal window where you may host any console application developed either for WinAPI (cmd, powershell, far) or Unix PTY (cygwin, msys, wsl bash).
Cmder
It is a software package created out of pure frustration over the absence of nice console emulators on Windows. It is based on amazing software, and spiced up with the Monokai color scheme and a custom prompt layout.
See all alternatives

Putty's Followers
61 developers follow Putty to keep up with related blogs and decisions.