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Anjan Kumar
Anjan Kumar

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SSH Connection Shortcut in Windows

In general, I use Ubuntu/ other Linux variants for the development machine. I recently switched to Windows 10 to do some documentation
In Windows 10 there are a lot more improvements than earlier, we can directly use ssh command in Command Prompt to connect server.
I frequently used to connect servers so many times a day, it is very difficult to run the same command again and again as the command history doesn't persist between sessions. So I found a simple way to create a shortcut for SSH Connection without any software installation.


  • Right Click on Desktop New => Shortcut
  • Popup Dialog will be displayed asking for the location of the file
    • Enter C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k ssh -i path\to\key.pem username@ipaddress
    • Save it with a name

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Could this be done with PowerShell?