Installing PuTTY on Mac (OS X)

1. Download Xcode

This can be found at the Apple Developer site, on your Mac OS X installation CDs/DVD, or in the Mac App Store.

2. Install Command Line Tools for Xcode

Under Xcode:

Preferences -> Downloads -> Components -> Install 'Command Line Tools'

3. Accept the Xcode EULA

Either launch Xcode or run:

xcodebuild -license

4. Download and Install X11 (XQuartz)


5. Download and Install MacPorts

6. Update MacPorts

Note: Make sure Xcode is fully installed.
sudo port -v selfupdate

7. Install Putty

sudo port install putty

8. Run Putty

Type ‘putty’ into Terminal:

This should open Putty in an X11 window.

9. Desktop Shortcut for Putty

cp /opt/local/bin/putty ~/Desktop/PuTTY

PuTTY on Mac OS X