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Terminal app (mainly SSH) that can restore session

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Dec 24, 2008
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Terminal app (mainly SSH) that can restore session

Free is best of course, or paid as long as it's not too expensive, preferably not subscription based but I know almost all software is a damned subscription nowadays :). I've looked at a bunch but never could settle on one so I'm asking RFD for opinions.

Main feature I'd like is tabs and being able to restore the tabs when launched the next time, also being able to set the look such as font size for each server as well as each tab on the fly anytime. Nice extras would be built in file transfers, VNC, Windows Remote Desktop, X2GO or something newer/better as I'm probably way out of date there.

I started off with Putty and used it for many years. Lately I've been using mRemoteNG but it doesn't have a session restore feature. My other complaint with mRemoteNG is that I cannot change things like font size on the fly anytime I want.

Awhile ago I discovered Terminus which has a session restore feature. I tried it and had some kinda problem with it, I can't remember what it was now, and gave up on it. Maybe I should try it again as it's likely been updated.

I've been looking at MobaXTerm but haven't tried it yet.

Anyone have suggestions?
Last edited by hystavito on Jun 6th, 2021 6:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Jr. Member
Feb 9, 2008
162 posts
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Vancouver, BC
You can take a look at Remote Desktop Manager Free.
I mainly use it for RDP, but there are options for SSH, changing terminal fonts, etc. It can even launch VPN connections for supported clients.

Not sure what you mean by restoring session tabs? This should launch the session when you double-click the connection, same as putty's load session.
I haven't used it for SSH so not sure what it does for disconnected sessions. I know putty lets me restore session to reconnect, but it still brings up the user login.
[OP]
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zerod wrote: You can take a look at Remote Desktop Manager Free.
I mainly use it for RDP, but there are options for SSH, changing terminal fonts, etc. It can even launch VPN connections for supported clients.

Not sure what you mean by restoring session tabs? This should launch the session when you double-click the connection, same as putty's load session.
I haven't used it for SSH so not sure what it does for disconnected sessions. I know putty lets me restore session to reconnect, but it still brings up the user login.
By "session" I mean the tabs I have open in the software. If I have multiple tabs open to multiple servers and I exit, or Windows decides to force an update/reboot, when I launch the software next time it would open all the same tabs again. Terminus has that feature but there was something wrong with it that put me off, I just cannot remember what it was now.
Jr. Member
Feb 9, 2008
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Vancouver, BC
So I did a test SSH connection with my raspberry pi, closed the program with the tab open, and relaunch. Was shown this screen:
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The tab opened again when I clicked open.
Was prompted for login, but you can save credentials if you want.

The only issue I have with this program is that it takes a while to start up.

And you should consider changing the Windows update settings to disable forced restarts.

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