PuTTY is a free SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client for 32-bit Windows systems.
How to access help on PuttyThe documentation on Putty is installed with the application : Start -> All Programs -> Putty - SSH for Windows -> Putty help
On the web you can go to Putty's site.
Example: how to use pscp (secure copy)This section just provides a closer example to CERN users. It's recommended to have a look at the help provided by the product.
By default, Putty applications are placed at: c:\Program Files\Putty. Imagine that you need to copy a file from your Windows session to your i.e. Home Directory in AFS.
First, we have a look to all possible options of the command pscp.exe:
Now, I would like to copy a file i.e. "TSprofile.txt" located in my Home Directory in the Windows terminal Server to my Home Directory in AFS. To achieve that we execute the command:
Just notice that if we execute the command for the first time it will ask us if we would like to add the public key of the remote machine to our cache.
F:\Documents and Settings\rgaspar>"c:\Program Files\PuTTY\pscp.exe" -v TSprofile .txt rgaspar@lxplus:/afs/cern.ch/user/r/rgaspar/public
Not need to say that to execute the command you need an AFS account.