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I've installed Tor, and now I'd like to install the Tor Browser. I'm following the instructions under Linux Instructions.

The package tor-browser-linux64-5.5.4_en-US.tar.xz has been downloaded and unpacked to my ~/Downloads/ directory. I can easily launch the browser from there.

However, I want to place the files in the correct locations, but I don't know where. As I understand it support files are supposed to go in one directory, lib files in another, executables in another, etc.

Is there a console command I can use to automatically distribute all the Tor Browser files from ~/Downloads/ to the correct locations?

I'm very new to Ubuntu and have never installed anything this way before.

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Is there a console command I can use to automatically distribute all the Tor Browser files from ~/Downloads/ to the correct locations?

No, you got that wrong.

  • "debian" installer files will install software into the Ubuntu directories. See Ubuntu software center for an easier way to installing this:

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  • But you used a 3rd party method (.tar.gz) and 3rd party software should use "/opt/". The Linux way to do this is to do a ...

    cd ~/Downloads
    sudo mv tor-browser* /opt/
    sudo chown $USER:$USER tor-browser*
    

And then add the directory to your $PATH. A howto on how to do that: Add bash script folder to path?

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  • Thanks for the feedback. Can you please tell me what I'm doing wrong here? i.sli.mg/QtXPZI.png – eiricur Apr 16 '16 at 10:54
  • If I include "cd ~Downloads/" at the beginning of the command it only creates an empty folder called "opt" inside ~/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US – eiricur Apr 16 '16 at 11:01
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    You need to move the "unpacked" data to /opt/. Oh and those are 3 commands. – Rinzwind Apr 16 '16 at 12:22
  • Thanks, I'm a step closer now. What's the purpose of adding the directory to my path? – eiricur Apr 16 '16 at 15:40
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    That way you can use command line to start the browser from anywhere. You can also create a launcher though and use that. – Rinzwind Apr 16 '16 at 16:34

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