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    Better alternatives to Putty?

    Currently i am using Putty to do SSH for backups.

    It's a good software and it's free.

    But I am searching around for alternatives where i can save projects or commands as I have a lot of sites to backup.

    Any good ones?

    Don't have to free.
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    I'm a little confused about what you want to do. Putty is an SSH client, which just gives you a shell to a server. If you want to save the commands to run, why don't you create a shell script on the server that you log in to, and then yo u can execute it? Or you can set up a cron job on that server to run it automatically?
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    SecureCRT, while a little pricey at $99, is very nice.
    http://www.vandyke.com/products/securecrt/

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    I'm a fan of SecureCRT.

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    yeah securecrt is the best.
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    Another fan of SecureCRT here
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    I think putty is good and enough.....

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    I am a putty lover myself but for what you are wanting SecureCRT will work.
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    SecureCRT is the best. I've been using it for years, on and off, and I always come back to it.

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    I must of missed something, when i used SecureCRT i hated it, and quickly returned to putty... maybe its just me
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    What did you hate about it?
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    How is SecureCRT compared to PenguiNet?
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    There was a thread in the Lounge about this a month or so ago...

    SecureCRT is very nice - supports 'tabs' (like Firefox) and has a nifty system-tray organiser.
    PenguiNet is not so great (at least in my experience).

    SecureNetTerm is another option - but I find it clunky slow and I only use it because there's no alternative for the purpose I use it for!


    Although, as bqinternet pointed out - these are all SSH clients. From the sounds of it, you are looking for some scripting or other form of automation - not a client.

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    Originally posted by justadollarhostin
    What did you hate about it?
    Been a while since i used it..

    Basically it didnt just do what i wanted it to do, if that makes sense.

    i found it was like someones attempt to make a better mousetrap, but never quite finished it.

    Maybe its just me, maybe i missed some advantages because i jsut wanted to get on the server and get on with it.

    Putty for me works fine, quick to open, type in the ip address and your away. Most of the IP address i use regually i know off the top of my head without thinking.

    Maybe i should downlaod it again and see what i missed.
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    I always used SecureCRT on Windows. I really prefer a real *nix terminal window though. The one problem I had with SecureCRT is that it's got some problems with interactive commands. Backspace is screwy if say you screw up typing in an interactive openssl command.
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