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Thanks Richard,

errlog is a PuTTY command and it has no parameters to identify a file, or
location of a file, that the errlog command should process. I presume that
every server keeps a log "hidden" (not in an accessible file?) that only
the errlog command can access, but that is just a wild guess on my part.

- Dan

On Tue, Mar 12, 2024 at 12:29 PM Richard Schoen <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

putty.exe -ssh user@systemhost -pw password1 -m c:\putty\sshcommand1.txt
-sessionlog c:\temp\puttylog.txt

In sshcommand1.txt put something like to dump data:
cat /dirname/errlog.txt

Richard Schoen
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message: 1
date: Tue, 12 Mar 2024 01:06:22 -0400
from: Dan <dan27649@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: [PCTECH] Automate PuTTY via batch and execute the ERRLOG

I am brand new to PuTTY. I am trying to automate retrieving ERRLOG data
via batch. FWIW, I installed ?Simon Tatham Putty .76? on Windows 10 and am
using the Windows command line. Here?s where I?m at so far:

putty.exe -ssh user@SERVER -pw TheActualPassword

^ This brings up the terminal with the user successfully logged in:

Using username "user".

Last unsuccessful login: Tue Dec 26 11:26:13 EST 2023 on ssh from

Last login: Mon Mar 11 23:23:59 EDT 2024 on ssh from


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