How to install PuTTY on Ubuntu 22.04

PuTTY is the command-line emulator used to connect the other computer in the same or any other network to transfer files. It is also used to implement SSH and Telnet to access other machines remotely. The machines can be accessed through the terminal, similarly to SSH and telnet clients.

PuTTY is available for various Linux distributions. This post provides the possible installation method of PuTTY on Ubuntu 22.04.

How to Install PuTTY on Ubuntu 22.04?

As a network administrator, you probably have used PuTTY on Ubuntu 22.04. In this section, the terminal support of Ubuntu 22.04 is utilized to install PuTTY. Let’s refer to the steps to install PuTTTY on Ubuntu 22.04:

Step 1: Update the Packages list

The package of PuTTY comes in the default repository of Ubuntu. It is recommended practice to update the packages list before installing any software from the default repository:

$ sudo apt update

One can check the available version of PuTTY as follows:

$ apt show putty

The “0.76-2” version of PuTTY is available in the repository of Ubuntu.

Step 2: Install PuTTY

After updating, the latest version of PuTTY can be installed using the command:

$ sudo apt install putty –y

To confirm the successful execution of the above command, display the version details of installed PuTTY using the command:

$ putty --version

0.76 version has been installed.

Step 3(Optional): Run PuTTY

To launch the GUI of PuTTY, run the command:

$ putty

The GUI of PuTTY will be initialized and can be used to connect the other machines by typing the Host Name or IP address:

The “PuTTY” is onboard, and you can connect with other machines remotely.

How to Remove PuTTY From Ubuntu 22.04?

If the package is no more useful, then it can be removed from Ubuntu 22.04 using the command:

$ sudo apt purge putty –y

The package of PuTTY is removed from Ubuntu with all its configuration files. That’s all about this blog!


PuTTY can be installed on Ubuntu 22.04 by running the command “sudo apt install putty -y”. PuTTY serves as an SSH and Telnet client and is used to connect to multiple machines remotely. In this blog, the installation method of PuTTY on Ubuntu 22.04 has been discussed in detail.