How to use Windows web cosole

Posted April 16, 2016 2.5k views
Linux Commands

OS: Windows 10
Objective: To setup Filezilla SFTP and Putty for the first time
Reference guide:

What I have accomplished: Generated public and private keys
Problems: I used windows web console and got stucked to tutorial step#3

Paste the SSH public key into your ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file (see Installing and Using the Vim Text Editor on an Cloud Server):

Details: My console is showing VIM environment with black screen and ~ at the left side. I could not paste the public key. I could not key-in keyboard characters with SHIFT for example the colon character [ : ] or ~ ! @ # $ %

Help needed: How to quit the VIM and go back to default web console?
How to edit authorized_keys to add public key?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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A lot of consoles you just right click the window it will paste it.

Try that :)

Hello, all

I will recommend using an ssh client for Windows like PuTTY. You can check the following article on how to connect with PuTTY to your droplet.

This should help you when you interact with the droplet.

As for other clients usually, the paste command should work when you right-click in the terminal/console window

Hope that this helps!