How do I cut and paste a quote using puTTY?

Posted on 2009-04-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am having problems pasting into a puTTY window.  I have a search string I have been using for years (rather than typing, I have it on a cut and paste cheat sheet).  The string I have been using is as follows:

find . -type f -exec grep "XXXXX" {} \; -print    //replacing XXXXX with some text

When I was using Reflections, I had no problems, but in my current situation, I am trying to do it without buying software.  When I try to paste that into my terminal window, the quotes show as periods and that ruins the command.  I am connecting to an MPE environment running in a Neartek shell on a Solaris 9 system.  Terminal is set to VT-100+ in puTTY, but I am not sure what else to modify.

Google is not finding my answer the way I am asking it, so hopefully someone recognizes the situation.
Question by:DrHoss
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    Accepted Solution

    Where are you copying tis string from? Ist it in a MS Word or Star Office document?
    Make sure you have the correct quotes in that file. To verify, please out the string
    into Notepad and try copying from there.
    I have no problems copying and pasting any type of strings with putty ;-)

    Author Comment

    Good advice, but I have also tried it from both MS Word and Notepad.  
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Hanno Schröder
    Unfortunately, I cannot reproduce your problem -- works fine here

    I'm using PuTTY version 0.53b on Windows XP

    Author Comment

    Okay... I am a knucklehead.  I decided to trust the cut and paste from my original application.  Apparently the coding carried over to the locations I copied and in turn re-cut and paste.  I retyped the line and it is working now.

    Thanks for looking into this... I need coffee.

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