On my FreeBSD tor isn't working correctly. But I can't see what is wrong because there is no log file. There is a tor directory in /var/log/ but this doesn't contain any files. Does any know what the location of the tor log file is on freebsd?

I installed tor via cd /usr/ports/security/tor && make install clean

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According to the FAQ:

If you compiled Tor from source, by default your Tor logs to "stdout" at log-level notice. If you enable logs in your torrc file, they default to /usr/local/var/log/tor/.

You have a couple of options:

  • Run Tor from the terminal and pass it the -v flag to output logs to the console. (Though from the above description you should see them anyway.)
  • Enable them in your .torrc file, following the instructions here. (Basically in the same part of the FAQ.)

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