Putty keyboard shortcuts

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Here is a list of Putty keyboard shortcuts you might find useful:

  • Tab

Auto-complete files and folder names

  • Ctrl + W

Delete the word before the cursor

  • Ctrl + K

Clear the line after the 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

Clears the Screen, similar to the clear command

  • Ctrl + U

Clears 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

Lets you search through previously used commands

  • Ctrl + C

Kill whatever you are running

  • Ctrl + D

Exit the current shell

  • Ctrl + Z

Puts whatever you are running into a suspended background process. Type


to restore it.

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