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summary: Trouble creating PuTTY shortcuts in WinXP
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.
fixed-in: 0.53

Many people have reported that bad things happen to @ signs in shortcut (.LNK) files under Windows XP. No-one has been able to find a way of quoting them yet. This makes use of shortcuts with PuTTY problematic.

This obviously isn't a bug in PuTTY per se, but it might be nice if we could characterise the problem, and publish a workaround in the FAQ (possibly by extending PuTTY's command-line syntax).

As of 0.53, the @session syntax is deprecated in favour of -load session. There should be no reason to use an @ sign in a shortcut any more.

Update: for anyone interested in the original problem, it's been claimed that putting two spaces between command and argument works (i.e.,

putty  @mysession
). We still recommend using -load.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2003-10-20 17:09:56 +0000)