profanity.im is a console based XMPP client written in C. It doesn't (unfortunately) have any kind of proxy support built-in. Is is safe to use torsocks with a console based program like profanity?

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Generally speaking, if it works with torsocks wrapping it, it should be fine.

torsocks can cause some features to break but it shouldn't result in any leaks under normal circumstances.

It's hard to tell without thorough review if any program is 100% safe, but outside of a few common situations where it may leak most applications should be fine.

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