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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
-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