How to create a log file of your PuTTY session
This tutorial assumes you have already downloaded PuTTY and located its .exe
Double click the PuTTY icon to launch the application
Now let's learn how to create a log file of your session
Then click Logging
The logging settings are listed here on the right. Let's demonstrate how to save a log file to your desktop
Click All session output
Leave Putty.log as the log file name
Then click Browse to choose the save location
Ensure Desktop is selected here...
Then click Save
... then click Open to begin your session
Ensure 'Ask the user every time' is selected...
Type your username, then push Enter
Type your password, then push Enter
Now let's type a simple shell command. PuTTY can log dozens of commands within your session
Type a simple test command here, then press Enter
Now type Exit, then push Enter to close PuTTY
We can see that a log file has been saved to the desktop
Now let's open the log file... double click Putty
The log file contains all commands entered, great for saving your sessions to review at a later date
This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create a log file of your PuTTY sessions
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