Install Tor Browser on Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS)

  1. Download TOR tar package from https://www.torproject.org/download/ (Linux Version)
  2. It will usually save in Downloads folder, however if you have a different settings you will have to check in which folder the package downloaded.
  3. Go to terminal and search for such folder. In my case: ‘Downloads’ folder.
    • $ cd /Downloads
  4. After that, type the following command to extract the Tor setup file’s contents. :
    • $ tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux64-9.0.10_en-US.tar.xz
    • Disclaimer: [tor-browser-linux64-9.0.10_en-US.tar.xz] is the file name. It can be different if you are located in other country or have a different language. In my case the name is en-US because I downloaded that specific package.
  5. Open the Tor browser’s directory
    • $ cd tor-browser_language
    • My case:
      • $ cd tor-browser_en-US
    • Where language is the language tag for your selected version of Tor, then press enter.
  6. Now run Tor, type:
    • $ ./start-tor-browser.desktop
  7. Add Tor Browser to applications
    • ./start-tor-browser.desktop --register-app
  8. Done