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    Alternative to Putty?

    I have used Putty for some time now on Windows to manage my boxes remotely, but I'm fed up. I can't copy/paste, I don't have history or commands. What else do you suggest for Windows?

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    Putty can copy/paste just fine.

    I thought you could log history but maybe not.

    "commands" eh?

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    How do you copy/paste in Putty? (I tried Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V, I also tried copying right-clicking)...

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    Ctrl+Insert -- Copy
    Shift+Insert -- Paste

    These key combos should work with other window applications as well.

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    Copy and paste is described in the online documentation for putty. Truly, you'll save yourself some grief if you just read it rather than going to a forum to complain about PuTTY not having features it already has!

    http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~s...l#faq-cutpaste

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    Ok, thanks.

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    In you are using the bash shell (default on most linux distros) you can use CTRL+R to search though your history.
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    try middle-clicking and right-clicking on the PuTTY screen.

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    Copying and pasting is a simple matter of highlighting text in Putty then right clicking or Shift+Insert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirmbIT
    Copying and pasting is a simple matter of highlighting text in Putty then right clicking or Shift+Insert.
    Yeah, that's how I've always done it. I didn't even know about this Shift+Insert or Ctrl+Insert, I just highlight it and it copies automatically and then I right-click to paste something

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    I just do Ctrl + C..
    yes it ends what I was doing..but it works and I right click mouse to paste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repoman
    I just do Ctrl + C..
    yes it ends what I was doing..but it works and I right click mouse to paste.
    Ctrl-C doesn't "copy" in putty, it's the act of highlighting that copies the text ... just leave out the Ctrl-C next time and you won't need to end what you were doing!

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    Yeah left click and highlight your text for copy and right click once to paste. As far as your history goes, your up and down arrows should do the trick!

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    I cant think of any alternative to putty. otherwise it have to be a Linux machine

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