I wanted to install a program on terminal but it's blocked. How do I torfiy my terminal to fetch the package over Tor?

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    It will probably be easier to (try to) torify the tool you're trying to use inside the terminal, rather than the terminal itself. What command are you trying to use for the install? Commented May 23, 2016 at 16:11
  • Trying to install jdk.
    – CatCoder
    Commented May 23, 2016 at 17:37

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Assuming you want to do this using apt-get, rather than building from source, you can use torify in the following way:

# torify apt-get update
# torify apt-get install <jdk_packages>

[A similar solution was offered here: https://tor.stackexchange.com/a/839/1730]

  • If just the package download process needs to be torified you can try apt-transport-tor, and change http in the sources.list to tor+http.
    – cacahuatl
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 3:48

You can send any command over Tor with torify or torsocks.


torsocks wget https://path/to/file


torify apt-get update


torsocks git clone https://path/to/git

or even ssh, scp or sftp over Tor

torsocks ssh user@host

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