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I tried to start Tor Browser using the icon from the unzipped folder, but nothing happened. Same with the line command :

bash: start-tor-browser.desktop: command not found

How can I run the Tor Browser?

marked as duplicate by muru, karel, Community May 22 '15 at 18:38

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First ensure that the script has execute permission

sudo chmod +x start-tor-browser

you misstype the command, from inside the unzipped directory run the command


or click on the start-tor-browser this shows you dialogue choose run

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  • nothing happens – privateoneuser May 22 '15 at 7:45
  • It doesn't show me this dialog – privateoneuser May 22 '15 at 7:48
  • what is the output of ls -l start-tor-browser – Maythux May 22 '15 at 7:49
  • check the edit above – Maythux May 22 '15 at 7:50
  • -rwx------ 1 user3 user3 12735 ian 1 2000 start-tor-browser – privateoneuser May 22 '15 at 7:52

I downloaded again, moved to home folder and unzipped directly there and it worked.

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