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How to use Windows web cosole

Posted April 16, 2016 2.3k views
Linux Commands

OS: Windows 10
Objective: To setup Filezilla SFTP and Putty for the first time
Reference guide: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-ssh-keys-with-putty-to-connect-to-a-vps

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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3 answers

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.

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/how-to/connect-with-ssh/putty/

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!
Regards,
Alex