The official guide said,

  1. Then add the gpg key used to sign the packages by running the following command at your command prompt:

    wget -qO- https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89.asc | gpg --dearmor | tee /usr/share/keyrings/tor-archive-keyring.gpg>/dev/null

I run it with root privilege and got stuck. The asc file has been downloaded. But nothing happens after that. I try to run the rest two commands one by one but got no response. The cursor keeps blinking and that's all.

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Well, check the file it was downloaded and processed into /usr/share/keyrings/tor-archive-keyring.gpg and you see no output because of >/dev/null redirection. The idea of that silent prompt is to make it suitable for a shell scripts. However - in case of the error - the error will be thrown and displayed. Looks like you're OK to go

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