6 votes

How to use Tor with Google Chrome?

From the Arch Linux Wiki: chromium --proxy-server="socks5://127.0.0.1:9050" --host-resolver-rules="MAP * 0.0.0.0 , EXCLUDE myproxy" However as the wiki explicitly warns: this will be used for ...
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3 votes

How to use multiple profiles with Tor?

This won't work, given that Tor Browser ships with a specific default profile which it uses, and needs to use to operate properly, creating and utilising different profiles will cause issues. Instead,...
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2 votes

Tor don't stop after terminal being closed

Here's the Linux way to do it: In a terminal, use "sudo service tor stop." If that doesn't work, try going to System Monitor and ending the process from there. If THAT doesn't work, go to your ...
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2 votes

torsocks over torsocks? (by accident)

Torsocks sets the LD_PRELOAD environment variable to intercept a few system calls. It does not matter if you use it recursively: # at first $LD_PRELOAD is unset $ echo $LD_PRELOAD # when we start ...
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1 vote
Accepted

Command line works in terminal but not in a variable under bash

You need to run it with eval $variable, otherwise everything after cd is passed as arguments to cd.
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1 vote

Is it safe to pipe profanity through torsocks?

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 ...
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1 vote

How cna I make a request through the Tor daemon originate from a US IP?

You're trying to use a specific country code with no GeoIP database. Since IPs don't actually have any relationship to countries at all you need a database of made up links between IP address and ...
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1 vote
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How to make the terminal continue after starting Tor?

From the Tor manual: Other options can be specified on the command-line in the format "--option value", in the format "option value", or in a configuration file. For instance, you ...
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1 vote

Weird htop output? (screenshot)

These are threads, this is normal. They're not multiple instances of firefox but instead a single instance that has multiple threads created for it. This may be more apparent if you press F5 to view ...
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1 vote

Configuration file in mac: socket port is configured in Library folder or application folder?

9050 is a builtin default, from the Tor Manual... SocksPort [address:]port|unix:path|auto [flags] [isolation flags] Open this port to listen for connections from SOCKS-speaking applications. Set this ...
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1 vote

How can I force terminal to use Tor on Ubuntu

You can send any command over Tor with torify or torsocks. Example: torsocks wget https://path/to/file or torify apt-get update or torsocks git clone https://path/to/git or even ssh, scp or ...
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1 vote

How can I force terminal to use Tor on Ubuntu

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 ...

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