PuTTY Keyboard Shortcuts – {Quick and Easy Shortcut keys}

PuTTY Keyboard Shortcuts:

PuTTY is a terminal emulator that is compatible with Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux Operating Systems. It is free and open-source software.

Let’s see the shortcuts for PuTTY that we have listed below.


Last updated on Aug 3, 2020.

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CTRL Key Bound Shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Tab Used to Auto-complete file and folder names
CTRL+W It is Used to Delete the word before the cursor
CTRL+K Used to Clear the line after the cursor
CTRL+T This shortcut will Swap the last two characters before the cursor
Esc+T Used to Swap the last two words before the cursor
Alt+F Helps to Move cursor forward one word on the current line
Alt+B Used to Move cursor backward one word on the current line
CTRL+A This shortcut will Go to the beginning of the line you are currently typing on
CTRL+E It will Go to the end of the line you are currently typing on
CTRL+L Used to Clear the screen
CTRL+U Used to clear the line before the cursor position. If you are at the end of the line, clears the entire line
CTRL+H The function of this shortcut is Same as backspace
CTRL+R Used to Search through previously used commands
CTRL+C It will Kill whatever you are running
CTRL+D Used to Exit the current shell
CTRL+Z Used to Put whatever you are running into a suspended background process. Type fg to restore it

Alt Key Bound Shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Alt+< This shortcut is used to Move to the first line in the history
Alt+> It will move to the last line in the history
Alt+? Used to Show the current completion list
Alt+* Used to Insert all possible completions
Alt+/ This shortcut Attempt to complete filename
Alt+. It will pull the last argument to the previous command
Alt+B Used to Move backward
Alt+C It is used to Capitalize the word
Alt+D It will Delete word
Alt+F Used to Move forward
Alt+L Used to Make word lowercase
Alt+U It is Used to Make word uppercase
Alt+N Used to Search the history forwards non-incremental
Alt+P This shortcut is used to Search the history backward non-incremental
Alt+R Used to Recall command
Alt+T Helps to Move words around
Alt+Backspace Used to Delete backward from the cursor

In this article, you can learn all the shortcuts for PuTTY. Kindly, leave your feedback in the comment section.

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