Using Tor on LinuxΒΆ

For Debian and Debian-based systems, such as Mint, PopOS etc.


The following install is for the LTS (Long Term Support) version of Tor from Debian. If you would like the latest stable release, The Tor Project maintain their own Debian repository. The instructions to connect to this can be found here.

Install the Tor proxy service to your system. To do so, open your terminal and run the following command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install tor


You can check that Tor is running with:

systemctl status tor

In the rare event that Tor is having connectivity issues, you can reset your connection with:

sudo systemctl restart tor

If using Firefox, you will also need to complete this guide: Configuring Firefox for Tor