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    Putty telnet

    I use a putty telnet client for ssh connection to the linux server.

    when I issue a command like

    ls -ltr

    I get a long list of info if the number of files is a long list

    Yes I can use a command ls -ltr|more

    There is a scroll bar on the side which I can use to scroll back and forth

    However the buffer size is small - Is there an option in putty to increase the buffer size or is there another telnet ssh client which has an option to increase buffer size

    I have tried Absolute telnet - this works well but costs 50 dollars

    Any clues ?

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    Linux Engineer Kieren's Avatar
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    rjnlinux: these are programs for Windows so you are better off asking on a Windows forum for this
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    putty help

    well yes putty is a windows telnet client

    however a lot of linux users/ admin use windows to login to the server

    I have found a suitable client

    funny - huh - I ask a question and I answer it myself...well it happens

    The client that I downloaded is free for home/school it is called xshell 3.0
    available at

    It has a bigger buffer size.

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    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
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    yes, these are windows programs, but at least they are a bridge to freedom

    The scrollback buffer can be set in putty in the category "window".
    It is set to 200 by default, set it to whatever you like.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Normally, I use Cygwin on my Windows systems and run telnet, or better still ssh, from there. I can configure my Cygwin shell windows to have a big scroll-back buffer (up to 9999 lines, I think). The price is right, $0 - and they also have a good X11 server so I can log in with ssh and X11 tunneling, then run X applications on the server that display on my Windows PC. I find that works really well on client systems when they don't have a proper VPN, but do allow SSH connections from outside their firewall.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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