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So I already created a .onion site but I want to change my address to something else, that is more than just symbols. I tried using shallot but that is not working and when I tried to install or find scallion and eschalot it did not go well. Is there another way to do this?

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    I'd say Scallion or Eschalot, which you've already mentioned, are your best bet. (Other users may know of other services, but they'll presumably work in a very similar way.) When you say finding/installing them "didn't go well", what problems are you having? – Richard Horrocks Jul 24 '15 at 13:38
  • I tried to install scallion but it did not work and I could not find eschalot – theintern Jul 24 '15 at 13:44
  • Are you based on Windows or Linux? Eschalot is here, but Linux-only. – Richard Horrocks Jul 24 '15 at 13:48
  • I'm linux based – theintern Jul 24 '15 at 14:06
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    I finally got shallot and eschalot working so thank you! It hasn't finished searching the words I want but thats because they are around 12-15 characters long. After I use them do you guys know how I change my .onion address to that address? – theintern Jul 27 '15 at 12:18
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Once you have your private key, you should put it in your hidden service dir. There is a file in there named "private_key". This is the file you replace with the new key.
I'm not sure if it's necessary, but I would also delete the "hostname" file. A new one should get generated.

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Try to use scalion or something else to generate your keys. Your keys ARE binded to the address you've generated, no matter the way you've done it. So if you want to switch address - you need to re-generate your key. And - a word of warning. UNLESS your previous keys were hijacked by bad guys - put a redirect on the old address you've used. Just make it to preserve links unbroken.

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