How to Install Putty on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

How to Install Putty on Mac

If you are a Mac user and need to connect to remote servers using SSH, then Putty is a great tool for you. Putty is widely used and highly regarded as one of the best SSH clients available. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to install Putty on your Mac.

Step 1: Downloading Putty for Mac

To get started, open your web browser and navigate to the official website of Putty. Once there, locate the download section and click on the link to download the latest version of Putty for Mac.

Ensure that you are downloading the correct version compatible with your macOS version. You may also find older versions if needed.

Step 2: Installing Homebrew

Note: If you already have Homebrew installed on your Mac, you can skip this step.

Putty can be easily installed on Mac using Homebrew package manager. So, before we proceed with installing Putty, let’s first install Homebrew if it’s not already installed on your system.

  • Open Terminal: Launch Terminal from your Applications > Utilities folder or by searching for it in Spotlight.
  • Install Homebrew: In Terminal, paste the following command and press Enter:
    /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
  • Verify Installation: After the installation finishes, run the command brew doctor. If there are no errors displayed, then Homebrew has been successfully installed on your Mac.

Step 3: Installing Putty

Now that Homebrew is installed, we can proceed with installing Putty on your Mac.

  • Open Terminal: Launch Terminal again.
  • Install Putty: In Terminal, paste the following command and press Enter:
    brew install putty

The installation process will begin, and it may take a few minutes to complete. Once finished, you will see a success message indicating that Putty has been successfully installed on your Mac.

Step 4: Launching Putty

To start using Putty on your Mac, you can either open it from the command line or through the Applications folder.

  • Command Line: In Terminal, type putty and press Enter. Putty will launch in a new window.
  • Applications Folder: Open Finder and navigate to the Applications folder. Look for the Putty application icon and double-click to launch it.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Putty on your Mac. You can now use it to connect to remote servers using SSH protocols.

Troubleshooting Tip:

If you encounter any issues during the installation process or while using Putty, make sure to check the official documentation or online forums for solutions. You can also seek help from experienced users or system administrators for guidance.

We hope this tutorial has helped you install Putty on your Mac. Enjoy using this powerful SSH client for seamless remote server connections!

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