The following details a procedure to use tor for any commands used on the command line in Linux. The test env here is a Debian server.
# apt-get install tor
You should create a hashed control password for tor:
#tor --hash-password 'mypassword' Apr 22 21:00:14.198 [notice] Tor v0.2.4.27 (git-412e3f7dc9c6c01a) running on Linux with Libevent 2.0.19-stable and OpenSSL 1.0.1e. Apr 22 21:00:14.198 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning Apr 22 21:00:14.206 [warn] You are running Tor as root. You don't need to, and you probably shouldn't. 16:A08B4CD129C38494608095E8CB6E3CF6FD61987221130F81E49F28783D
Now setup tor options in the control file at /etc/tor/torrc so that it contains the following:
ControlPort 9051 CookieAuthentication 0 HashedControlPassword 16:A08B4CD129C38494608095E8CB6E3CF6FD61987221130F81E49F28783D
Now, Restart the tor service:
service tor restart
Test the current ip:
# curl ifconfig.me 2>/dev/null
Now test the torrized ip:
# torify curl ifconfig.me 2>/dev/null 126.96.36.199
To get a new ip, do this:
echo -e 'AUTHENTICATE "mypassword"\r\nsignal NEWNYM\r\nQUIT' | nc 127.0.0.1 9051
Here, you’re providing the password which you created earlier.
Test the new ip:
# torify curl ifconfig.me 2>/dev/null 188.8.131.52
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