Putty is a free, cross-platform, and open-source SSH client that is used to connect the remote machines running over the SSH server. It provides support to different protocols such as telnet, SSH, SCP, and rlogin, etc. Putty can install on Linux OS like Windows. Almost all Linux systems have built-in SSH command support but most Linux users still use the putty application to connect with a remote server.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related SSH queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to Install putty application tool on the CentOS 8 Linux system.

How to Install putty on CentOS ?

To easily install putty on your CentOS 8 system, you need to use the following simple steps.

1. Update system repository

To get the latest version of each application, you need to update the all packages list in the repository by running the below-mentioned command:

$ sudo dnf update

2. Install putty on CentOS 8

Putty is not available in the default CentOS yum repository. So, you can directly install putty on CentOS 8 using the yum or dnf package manager from the epel repository. To install putty from the epel repository, type the following command on the terminal:

$ sudo dnf install http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/Packages/p/putty-0.74-1.el7.x86_64.rpm

3. Launch putty

Once the putty installation is completed, launch it from the application search bar.

i. Click on the 'Activities' and then search 'putty' in the search bar.

ii. Click on the putty application icon and the Putty Configuration window will display on the desktop.

iii. Now, if you want to connect the system to a remote machine.

iv. Enter the desired hostname or IP address in the given field.

v. Enter port number 22 in the relevant field.

vi. Click on the open to connect your system with the remote machine.

You need to click on the 'Accept' option to review the security warning and it will connect you with a remote system.

You can also launch putty directly using the 'Terminal'.

vii. Type the following command to launch putty through the command line:

$ putty

How to Uninstall putty from CentOS 8 ?

If you want to remove the putty application from your CentOS 8 system then, type the following command to uninstall putty from your system:

$ sudo dnf remove putty

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