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Sep 12 2009   7:34AM GMT

How to capture a text using PuTTY client?

Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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PuTTY doesn’t need any introduction as its one of the widely used for remote console utility. PuTTY is an SSH and telnet client.

In day to day operational activities we do telnet or SSH to our Cisco routers or Switches, at times we need to backup a running or startup config or   a Cisco router or a switch or even some times we need to capture the terminal session logs for technical information etc.  This is can be easily done by using the PuTTY client.

I will show you how to capture a text using PuTTY client.

Once you have established a remote session with a Cisco router or a Switch, follow the following steps


Step 1: Right Click on the menu bar and select “Change Settings”


Step 2: Click logging under the icon Session.


Step 3: Then select “All Session Output”.


Step 4: Select the location using the browse button and enter the desired file name and click apply.


These steps will create the log file in the specified location and it will log everything you did in that particular telnet or SSH session.

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  • Johnd93
    Hiya, Interesting comment and info. Does this work with other brands, like for example used Juniper routers? Waiting to hear from you. John
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  • Raj Perumal
    Hi John Yes it does work with any router or switch of course it works well with Juniper routers as well do try and let me know, Regrads, Yasir
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  • Johnd93
    Hello Yasir, Thanks for your reply. I will try and let you know. John
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  • Yasir Irfan
    Hi John Did you try in Juniper routers if so please share the experience.
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  • SLPeterson
    Thanks for the info! 4 years later, and it hasn't changed.
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  • Yasir Irfan
    Dear SL Peterson

    Yes 4 years past yet it didn't changed
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