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Making Tor Requests with command-line cURL

Making requests with the Tor network is easy with cURL. Since Tor uses the common SOCKS5 protocol, it works well with anything that has SOCKS5 support. cURL comes with a simple command-line option to specify a proxy.

If you do not already have Tor setup, you can follow these instructions for setting up Tor in Linux or download the Tor Browser Bundle.

# Linux default Tor proxy port is 9050
curl --socks5-hostname localhost:9050 https://check.torproject.org
# Windows/Tor Browser Bundle default to port 9150
curl --socks5-hostname localhost:9150 https://check.torproject.org

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