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  1. PuTTY SSH client has the rather unique and easy-to-setup log facility. So you can write a log of all your sessions. The same is possible with terminal ssh client on Linux (mac as well I would imagine), but it is quite a pain to setup and get working.
  2. Putty is one of the best SSH clients for Windows computer. Although Mac and Linux users can turn the Terminal into an SSH client, you can get the same user interface while using Putty on Windows computer.

I know that SSH from the command line is easy enough, but would like to give my students that use OS X a GUI option.

Is there a PuTTY equivalent for the Mac?

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If you are looking for something that keeps track of servers/connections via a GUI, will already do that for you. Launch it and then from the menu select Shell > New Remote Connection. This will give you a connections manager window.


The best GUI application for SSH (and everything else you can do on the command line) is iTerm 2. While the original iTerm had a tabbed interface before Terminal did, iTerm 2 again eclipses Terminal by adding:

  • Support for 256 colors (you'll never go back to 16 colors after using 256)
  • Split panes (the sort of thing you can do in GNU screen or tmux, but at the level of the terminal emulator rather than in a program running on the server)
  • Special provision for integrating with tmux (an alternative to GNU screen, and which most people regard as better & faster than screen)
  • Terminal-level auto-completion (I don't use this feature so I can't detail how it has advantages over shell-level autocompletion: especially if you use the fish shell or zsh, then it may not be better)
  • Growl support
  • an Exposé-like view of your tabs
  • a full-screen view (and you can choose from either its own or OS X's built-in full-screen mode; I greatly prefer iTerm's own full-screen mode, since it doesn't force you to move to a new 'Space', thus allowing Command-Tab to still work properly)
  • paste history (a good complement to the shells' command histories)
  • Search
  • Instant Replay

and a lot more. Some are mentioned here but some are not, such as co-processes, triggers,smart selection, semantic history, and so on. Development is pretty active, but documentation seems to lag behind. I highly recommend it. I've been using it for years now and have never missed Terminal.

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(It's possible Terminal does some of the things I mention here--it's been so long since I've used it that I don't recall, but when I switched I paid close attention to the differences and there were lots of advantages to iTerm. And it keeps getting better every few weeks or months.)


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You could also take a look as ZOC6 seems pretty cool.

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I'm getting along well with Royal TSX.

This is useful for SSH, RDP and VNC based terminals or web-based interfaces.It has a built-in credential management and team-sharing features.


Configure ssh options and connect to ssh hosts manually always make me feel bored and have a lot of trouble. At Codinn we made a couple of GUI tools to make using ssh effortless. Those tools helped ourselves, and may also help you.

Core Shell is a PuTTY alike tool with lots of extra features:

  1. Full-featured terminal, supports 24bit true color.
  2. Support everything in OpenSSH, agent forwarding, certificates, proxy jump, etc.
  3. Can read your existing ssh_config file as the source of advanced options, especially helpful for experienced users.
  4. Also included advanced options editor, a handy way to tune per-host advanced options.
  5. Tightly integrated with macOS Keychain, don't have to enter passwords or passphrases repeatedly.
  6. Always tries to restore your connections after network failure or waking up from sleep.

You could try SecureCRT and SecureFX from VanDyke Software.

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vSSH is actually an ssh client based on putty. I got it from the app store for about $10.00, so it's a great deal compared to ZOC.


If you want to start a gui program from ssh, you can use x11 and relay it with xeyes.


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You need to try Termius (available also as mobile app)

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Just download Wine and download PuTTy.exe and right click and run through wine and when wine opens hit enter (application support) and give it a second and it will open, just make sure you have a server


CyberDuck is a great option. I used it this semester in complement with Terminal. (CyberDuck is fully functional, we just coded in VI, so using the Terminal for SSH worked better for me.)

You can get CyberDuck for free online, or at a cost on the App Store.

Another option is FileZilla. I used it on Windows for FTP, but I believe that it supports SSH as well. It definitely runs on Mac as well as Windows, so it's another option. FileZilla is also free.

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