Pasting shell scripts from Microsoft Word into Putty

As a Linux/UNIX engineer you will have to cope with the strange behaviour of Microsofts products. Microsoft Word replaces a simple double quote (") for an angled quote. Now when you paste that code into Putty, your (angled) quotes are replaced for dots.

To correct this behaviour open Microsoft Word, click Tools then Autocorrection options and on the unselect Smart Quotes. (You may want to disable other "handy" features as well.

Finally, I am able to paste documented code into Putty!

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