PuTTY is a free and open source terminal emulator serial console and network file transfer application. It supports serveral network protocol, including SCP, SSH, telnet, rlogin and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port. PuTTY was originally written for Microsoft Windows, but it has been ported to various other operating systems. Official ports are available for some Unix-like platforms, with work-in-progress ports to Classic Mac OS and macOS, and unofficial ports have been contributed to platforms such as Symbian, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone.
First, make sure you update the system repository by making use of the following command.
linuxhelp user # apt-get update Get:1 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease [11.5 kB] Hit:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Ign:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia InRelease Get:4 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial/partner amd64 Packages [3,132 B] Hit:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia Release Get:6 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial/partner i386 Packages [3,124 B] Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB] . . Get:24 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/universe i386 Packages [7,064 B] Get:25 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe i386 Packages [282 kB] Get:26 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/universe Translation-en [3,812 B] Get:27 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe Translation-en [121 kB] Get:28 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/multiverse amd64 Packages [3,208 B] Get:29 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/multiverse i386 Packages [3,376 B] Fetched 5,317 kB in 10s (508 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
Once it is done, you shall proceed with the installation of PuTTY.
linuxhelp user # apt-get install putty -y Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: putty-tools Suggested packages: putty-doc The following NEW packages will be installed: putty putty-tools 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 280 not upgraded. Need to get 662 kB of archives. . . Preparing to unpack .../putty-tools_0.67-2_amd64.deb ... Unpacking putty-tools (0.67-2) ... Selecting previously unselected package putty. Preparing to unpack .../putty_0.67-2_amd64.deb ... Unpacking putty (0.67-2) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22+linuxmint1) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Setting up putty-tools (0.67-2) ... Setting up putty (0.67-2) ...
Now that PuTTY is installed, you can open it through your Linux Mint search field.
You shall now open the PuTTY application by making use of the following command.
You can now check the version of Linux Mint.
With this, thew method to install PuTTY on Linux Mint 18.3 comes to an end.
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