Provided by: torsocks_1.3-3_amd64 bug


       torsocks  -  Shell wrapper to simplify the use of the torsocks(8) library to transparently
       allow an application to use a SOCKS proxy. Basically a renamed, patched tsocks.


       torsocks [application [application's arguments]]
       or torsocks [on|off|--shell]
       or torsocks


       torsocks is a wrapper between the torsocks library and the application what you would like
       to run socksified.


       By  default,  torsocks  will  assume  that it should connect to the SOCKS proxy running at on port 9050. This is the default address and port for  Tor's  socks  server  on
       most installations.

       In   order   to   use  a  configuration  file,  you  must  set  the  environment  variable
       TORSOCKS_CONF_FILE with the location of the file.

       If TORSOCKS_CONF_FILE is not set, torsocks will attempt to read the configuration file  at
       /etc/torsocks.conf.  If  that file cannot be read, torsocks will use sensible defaults for
       most Tor installations, i.e. it will assume that you want to use a SOCKS proxy running  at (localhost) on port 9050.

       For further information on configuration, see torsocks.conf(5).


       [application [application's arguments]]
              run  the  application  as specified with the environment (LD_PRELOAD) set such that
              torsocks(8) will transparently proxy SOCKS connections in that program

              this option adds or removes torsocks(8) from the LD_PRELOAD  environment  variable.
              When  torsocks(8)  is  in this variable all executed applications are automatically
              socksified. If you want to use this function, you HAVE to source the  shell  script
              from yours, like this: "source /usr/bin/torsocks" or ". /usr/bin/torsocks"
              ". torsocks on" -- add the torsocks lib to LD_PRELOAD
              ". torsocks off" -- remove the torsocks lib from LD_PRELOAD

              show the current value of the LD_PRELOAD variable

              create a new shell with LD_PRELOAD including torsocks(8).


       This  script was created by Tamas SZERB <> for the debian package of tsocks.
       It (along with this manual page) have since been adapted into  the  torsocks  project  and