PuTTY is a free and open source terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols and as a serial console client. I have started using Putty to SSH to my server quite often. To make it easier to connect to my server, I explored options to create a shortcut to the session. This would enable me to just click the icon to open the session instead of loading the session through Putty or Pageant. So I created a PuTTY shortcut to saved session on my windows desktop with the following target.
Putty Shortcut to Saved Session
Right click on Windows desktop and choose New->Create Shortcut:
Enter the following line for “location of the item”:
"C:Program FilesPuTTYputty.exe" -load PuttySessionName
Save and exit.
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Now with just a double-click I can open the session. Since my authentication is done using RSA keys without a passphrase there is no typing involved. I hope someone finds this useful.
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