init script for SuSE or similiar?

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Sun Aug 8 18:00:03 UTC 2004

On Sun, Aug 08, 2004 at 01:38:21PM -0400, Nick Mathewson wrote:

> > Does anyone have a minimal init script (not chroot) for tor on Linux?
> > is too Debian-centric to be
> > of much use for SuSE. If it requires creating special users and/or groups, no
> > problem.
> Have you looked at the file generated as "contrib/" in the Tor
> distribution?  It may be what you want.

Thanks, after creating the directories for log and pid it does the trick.

/usr/local/var/log/tor/ and /usr/local/var/run/tor if anyone needs the paths.
It would be nice if tor would shed privileges on start, but it's still in

It would be nice if this script would be mentioned in the INSTALL file.

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