Putty is GUI SSH, Telnet and Rlogin alternative client for graphical user interface. PuTTY is not a part of the standard RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 repository however can be installed from the EPEL repository directly as an RPM package using the dnf command.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install PuTTY on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 using the dnf command.
  • How to launch PuTTY.
Installed PuTTY on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
Installed PuTTY on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Software putty-0.70-2 or higher
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install putty in RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 step by step instructions


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  1. Install the putty package directly form the EPEL repository. At the time of writing only EPEL 7 repository is available so check the below link for a possible updates.
    # dnf install http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/Packages/p/putty-0.70-2.el7.x86_64.rpm
    
  2. Launch putty by searching the Activities menu:
    Launch PuTTY on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Linux Workstation.
    Launch PuTTY on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Linux Workstation.
    or directly from the command line terminal by executing the putty command:
    $ putty
    
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