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PRIVOXY(1)							    PRIVOXY(1)

       privoxy - Privacy Enhancing Proxy

       privoxy	[--chroot  ] [--config-test ] [--help ]	[--no-daemon ] [--pid-
       file pidfile ] [--pre-chroot-nslookup hostname ]	[--user	user[.group] ]
       [--version ] [configfile	]

       Privoxy may be invoked with the following command line options:

	      Before  changing	to the user ID given in	the --user option, ch-
	      root to that user's home directory, i.e. make the	kernel pretend
	      to  the Privoxy process that the directory tree starts there. If
	      set up carefully,	this can limit the impact of possible vulnera-
	      bilities in Privoxy to the files contained in that hierarchy.

	      Exit after loading the configuration files before	binding	to the
	      listen address. The exit code signals whether or not the config-
	      uration files have been successfully loaded.

	      If  the  exit code is 1, at least	one of the configuration files
	      is invalid, if it	is 0, all the configuration  files  have  been
	      successfully  loaded (but	may still contain errors that can cur-
	      rently only be detected at run time).

	      This option doesn't affect the  log  setting,  combination  with
	      "--no-daemon"  is	recommended if a configured log	file shouldn't
	      be used.

       --help Print brief usage	info and exit.

	      Don't  become  a daemon, i.e.  don't  fork  and  become  process
	      group leader, don't detach from controlling tty, and do all log-
	      ging there.

       --pidfile pidfile
	      On startup, write	the process ID to pidfile.  Delete the pidfile
	      on  exit.	 Failure to create or delete the pidfile is non-fatal.
	      If no --pidfile option is	given, no PID file will	be used.

       --pre-chroot-nslookup hostname
	      Initialize  the  resolver	 library  using	 hostname  before  ch-
	      root'ing.	 On some systems this reduces the number of files that
	      must be copied into the chroot tree.

       --user user[.group]
	      After (optionally) writing the PID file, assume the user	ID  of
	      user  and	 the  GID  of group, or, if the	optional group was not
	      given, the default group of user.	Exit if	the privileges are not
	      sufficient to do so.

	      Print version info and exit.

       If  the	configfile  is	not  specified on  the	command	 line, Privoxy
       will  look for a	file named config in the current directory. If no con-
       figfile is found, Privoxy will fail to start.

       Privoxy is a non-caching	web proxy with advanced	filtering capabilities
       for enhancing privacy, modifying	web page data and HTTP	headers,  con-
       trolling	 access,  and  removing	ads and	other obnoxious	Internet junk.
       Privoxy has a flexible configuration and	can be customized to suit  in-
       dividual	 needs	and  tastes.   It has application for both stand-alone
       systems and multi-user networks.

       Privoxy is Free Software	and licensed under the GNU GPLv2.

       Privoxy is an associated	project	of Software  in	 the  Public  Interest

       Helping hands and donations are welcome:



       Browsers	can either be individually configured to use Privoxy as	a HTTP
       proxy (recommended), or Privoxy can be combined with a packet filter to
       build  an intercepting proxy (see config).  The default setting is  for
       localhost,  on port  8118 (configurable in the main config  file).   To
       set  the	 HTTP  proxy  in Firefox, go through: Tools; Options; General;
       Connection Settings; Manual Proxy Configuration.

       For Internet Explorer, go through: Tools; Internet Properties;  Connec-
       tions; LAN Settings.

       The Secure (SSL)	Proxy should also be set to the	same values, otherwise
       https: URLs will	not be proxied.	Note: Privoxy can only proxy HTTP  and
       HTTPS  traffic.	Do  not	 try  it  with	FTP or other protocols.	 HTTPS
       presents	some limitations, and not all features will  work  with	 HTTPS

       For other browsers, check the documentation.

       Privoxy can be configured with the various configuration	files. The de-
       fault configuration files are: config,  default.filter,	default.action
       and  default.action. user.action	should be used for locally defined ex-
       ceptions	to the default rules in	match-all.action  and  default.action,
       and  user.filter	for locally defined filters. These are well commented.
       On Unix and Unix-like systems, these are	located	 in  /etc/privoxy/  by

       Privoxy	uses  the  concept  of actions in order	to manipulate the data
       stream between the browser and remote sites.  There are various actions
       available  with	specific  functions  for  such	things as blocking web
       sites, managing cookies,	etc. These actions can be invoked individually
       or  combined,  and used against individual URLs,	or groups of URLs that
       can be defined using wildcards and regular expressions. The  result  is
       that the	user has greatly enhanced control and freedom.

       The  actions list (ad blocks, etc) can also be configured with your web
       browser at (assuming the  configuration  al-
       lows  it).   Privoxy's configuration parameters	can also  be viewed at
       the same	page. In addition, Privoxy can be toggled on/off.  This	is  an
       internal	page, and does not require Internet access.

       See the User Manual for a detailed explanation of installation, general
       usage, all configuration	options, new features and notes	on upgrading.


       Various other files should be included, but may vary depending on plat-
       form  and  build	 configuration.	Additional documentation should	be in-
       cluded in the local documentation directory.

       Privoxy terminates on the SIGINT	 and  SIGTERM  signals.	 Log  rotation
       scripts	may  cause  a re-opening of the	logfile	by sending a SIGHUP to
       Privoxy.	Note that unlike other daemons,	 Privoxy does not need	to  be
       made  aware of config file changes by SIGHUP -- it will detect them au-
       tomatically. Signals other than the ones	listed above aren't explicitly
       handled	and result in the default action defined by the	operating sys-

       Please see the User Manual on how to contact the	developers,  for  fea-
       ture requests, reporting	problems, and other questions.

       Other references	and sites of interest to Privoxy users:, the Privoxy Home page., the Privoxy FAQ.,  the	Privoxy	developer man-
       ual., the Project Page for  Privoxy
       on SourceForge.,  the	web-based user interface. Privoxy must
       be running for this to work. Shortcut: http://p.p/, to	submit
       ``misses''  and other configuration related suggestions to the develop-

	Fabian Keil, lead developer
	David Schmidt
	Hal Burgiss
	Lee Rian
	Roland Rosenfeld
	Ian Silvester

       Copyright   (C)	 2001-2016   by	  Privoxy   Developers	  <privoxy-de->

       Some  source  code  is  based  on  code Copyright (C) 1997 by Anonymous
       Coders and Junkbusters, Inc. and	licensed under the GNU General	Public

       Privoxy	is free	software; you can redistribute it and/or modify	it un-
       der the terms of	the GNU	General	Public License,	 version  2,  as  pub-
       lished by the Free Software Foundation.

       Privoxy	is distributed in the hope that	it will	be useful, but WITHOUT
       ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of  MERCHANTABILITY  or
       FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR	PURPOSE.  See the  license for details.

Privoxy	3.0.26			26 August 2016			    PRIVOXY(1)


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