This article will walk through on how to install PuTTY on Ubuntu 14.04 and higher.

As PuTTY it is an open source, it is frequently used terminal emulator in windows as well as in linux systems. PuTTY supports a wide range of protocols such as serial, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, SCP, SFTP, etc…

Installing Putty via terminal

The simplest way to install PuTTY in Ubuntu Linux is via terminal ( command line )

Step 1

Open GNOME terminal by pressing Ctrl + Atl + T .

If for some reason shortcut didn’t work, run the terminal from the Ubuntu Dash.

Step 2

Initially we start with updating our Ubuntu package list with latest one, by running the following command.

sudo apt-get update

Step 3

Finally its time to run the PuTTY installation command

sudo apt-get install -y putty

After running the above command, PuTTY should be successfully installed on your Ubuntu system.

Installing with software centre :

You can use software centre for installing PuTTY by searching word “PuTTY” in search box of software centre or from synaptic package manager.

Removing PuTTY :

In case you want to remove PuTTY, you can remove it from the Software Centre, synaptic package manager or using this command sudo apt remove putty in terminal :

sudo apt remove putty


This article covered some important actions which help installing Putty on your Ubuntu system. Alternative to the PuTTY installation via terminal, we can also install PuTTY by using Synaptic package manager.

Hope this tutorial is helpful and comment down if you have any query or issue.