Before you head over to the SuperPuTTY distro on GitHub, you will need to make sure that you have Putty downloaded to your computer. I like using Windows as my primary workstation, but I may change it to a Mac Book Pro within the next year. You know, it’s the whole debate between – should I put a down payment on a house or buy a Mac… Tough decision. I think I need to phone in Dave Ramsey.
Anyways, you will download the .exe of Putty and then download SuperPuTTY (do you know what TTY stands for?). Once you have the .zip downloaded, you will extract it and run SuperPuTTY. SuperPuTTY will then prompt you to point the core installation to the Putty .exe. I store mine in Google Drive so that I can automatically backup all of my sessions and maintain a single location for all things Putty.
Working with SuperPuTTY
To create a session, you can either type it in directly (see below)
Or, right click on “PuTTY Sessions” and create a new connection if you access it frequently.
If you need help understanding all of the input information required to start a PuTTY session, then you’re not ready to start with PuTTY – newb.
BUT, let me know and I’d be happy to get you up to pace. I was a newb once. Now I’m an expert.
Just kidding. I’m still a fucking newb. #humble?