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There’s power in that command line September 17, 2008 2:56 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Software, Technology
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There is something wonderfully satisfying about using PUTTY to secure shell into a server and manipulate the server and websites at the command line. When I’m about to make major changes, this is one way I backup the site which of course is far faster than ftping a copy of the site to another machine.

PuTTY is a terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols. The name “PuTTY” has no definitive meaning[1], though ‘tty’ is the name for a terminal in the Unix tradition, usually held to be short for teletype. [Source, Wikipedia, PuTTY]

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1. Missybw - September 17, 2008

You’re coding in Silly Putty? Wha? Huh?

2. Doug McCaughan - September 17, 2008

I suppose you could say its the convergence of my home improvement efforts and early, pre-GUI computing.