When I type tor in terminal (macOSX), I get this. I want to configure tor but the thing is it gets stuck at 100% and nothing happens then. But the terminal still runs so I assume that it's doing something but nothing happens.

Last login: Wed Apr  3 11:46:47 on ttys000
yuvrajs-MacBook-Pro:~ yuvrajsingh$ killall tor
yuvrajs-MacBook-Pro:~ yuvrajsingh$ tor
Apr 03 11:58:21.244 [notice] Tor running on Darwin with Libevent 2.1.8-stable, OpenSSL 1.0.2r, Zlib 1.2.11, Liblzma N/A, and Libzstd N/A.
Apr 03 11:58:21.244 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning
Apr 03 11:58:21.244 [notice] Read configuration file "/usr/local/etc/tor/torrc".
Apr 03 11:58:21.247 [notice] Opening Socks listener on
Apr 03 11:58:21.247 [notice] Opened Socks listener on
Apr 03 11:58:21.247 [notice] Opening Control listener on
Apr 03 11:58:21.247 [notice] Opened Control listener on
Apr 03 11:58:21.000 [notice] Parsing GEOIP IPv4 file /usr/local/Cellar/tor/
Apr 03 11:58:21.000 [notice] Parsing GEOIP IPv6 file /usr/local/Cellar/tor/
Apr 03 11:58:21.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 0%: Starting
Apr 03 11:58:21.000 [notice] Starting with guard context "default"
Apr 03 11:58:22.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 10%: Finishing handshake with directory server
Apr 03 11:58:22.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor network
Apr 03 11:58:22.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit
Apr 03 11:58:23.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done
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    What exactly are you trying to do? The tor program is different from the Tor Browser. If you’re trying to run the tor program, your results look normal since the SOCKS proxy is now running, but if you’re trying to run the Tor Browser, that is a different program you need to download and install. You can configure tor by editing the torrc file before starting tor.
    – Steve
    Apr 3 '19 at 11:50

I think this is pretty much expected. When I compare this to my Docker-Containers (based on Debian), then is is the last line in my tor-log-file.

Please check via netstat, if tor made any connections. These additional connections are necessary, but for some reason not displayed by tor.

Also maybe you should run

tor &

so that tor runs in the background. This enables you to use the terminal, after tor was started / bootstrapped. Alternatively you could also open up a second terminal and check for connections there.

As @steve already mentioned it is hard to tell what you want to do, if you don't tell us.

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