I wanted to change putty title to reflect current working directory of the remote machine to distinguish multiple putty windows easily.
PUTTY_TITLE=`hostname`:`tty | cut -f 4 -d "/"`
To insert in vi editor the "^[" character in insert mode press control-V and then the Escape key. ^G is created by pressing control-G.
- I wanted some small utility to avoid digging through Start menu Programsto find Putty or any other program to launch it. I want a small command line kind of utility and found Launchy it can launch any program by typing few letters of that program.
- Sometime I start source control/compilation of kernel from my office and want to continue things from my home. But since terminal emulators such as Putty are bound to local machine, I used to open new terminal session or use remote desktop connection to my office machine to continue my work. One of my colleagues told me about GNU screen and how it can solve the problem. Here is some good introduction to screen.
I was searching for method to launch Putty session quickly and saw the following article Multiple putty addons http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2008/08/turbocharge-putty-with-12-powerful-add-ons-software-for-geeks-3/
Previously I was using "Putty Session Manager" to categorize and lanuch putty sessions.
Enabling colors in vim in putty terminal