A command-line tool to query and control a running Tor. Based on txtorcon + Twisted.
carml is a command-line tool to query and control a running Tor (including Tor Browser Bundle). You can do things like:
- list and remove streams and circuits;
- monitor stream, circuit and address-map events;
- watch for any Tor event and print it (or many) out;
- monitor bandwidth;
- run any Tor control-protocol command;
- pipe through common Unix tools like grep, less, cut, etcetera;
- download TBB through Tor, with pinned certs and signature checking;
- …even spit out and run xplanet configs (with router/circuit markers)!
It is written in Python and uses Tor’s control-port via the txtorcon library.
In some ways, carml started as a dumping-ground for things I happened to make Tor do at least once from Python code. Are there things you wish you could easily make Tor do from the command-line? File an enhancement bug at GitHub!
carml is also easy to extend, even with system- or virtualenv- installed packages.
Feedback is appreciated – pull-requests and bug-reports (including feature enhancements) welcome at GitHub or you can contact me in #tor-dev on OFTC or via meejah at meejah dot ca with the public-key contained in the source.
Some Quick Examples
(venv)meejah@machine:~$ carml circ --list Connected to a Tor version "0.2.4.21 (git-c5a648cc6f218339)" (status: recommended). Circuits: 809: BUILT 29 minutes ago carmlfake0->~Unnamed->lobstertech 810: BUILT 29 minutes ago ~carmelfake1->~toxiroxi->~SECxFreeBSD64 811: BUILT 5 minutes ago carmelfake2->torpidsDEinterwerk->~rainbowwarrior 813: BUILT 24 seconds ago carmlfake0->~arkhaios1->~IPredator (venv)meejah@machine:~$ carml circ --delete 810 Connected to a Tor version "0.2.4.21 (git-c5a648cc6f218339)" (status: recommended). Deleting circuit "810"... ...circuit 172 gone. (venv)meejah@machine:~$ echo "hello world" | carml pastebin --once 12 bytes to share. Launching Tor: connected. People using Tor Browser Bundle can find your paste at (once the descriptor uploads): http://ok2byooigb4v53be.onion If you wish to keep the hidden-service keys, they're in (until we shut down): /dev/shm/tortmp6eHPg4 Awaiting descriptor upload... Descriptor uploaded; hidden-service should be reachable. Mon Jul 21 13:54:38 2014: Serving request to User-Agent "curl/7.37.0". Shutting down. (venv3)meejah@machine:~$ carml tbb Getting recommended versions from "http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/projects/torbrowser/RecommendedTBBVersions". 7.5.5, 7.5.5-MacOS, 7.5.5-Linux, 7.5.5-Windows, 7.5.6, 7.5.6-MacOS, 7.5.6-Linux, 7.5.6-Windows, 8.0a8, 8.0a8-MacOS, 8.0a8-Linux, 8.0a8-Windows, 8.0a9, 8.0a9-MacOS, 8.0a9-Linux, 8.0a9-Windows Note: there are alpha versions available; use --alpha to download. Downloading "tor-browser-linux64-7.5.5_en-US.tar.xz.asc" from: http://rqef5a5mebgq46y5.onion/torbrowser/7.5.5/tor-browser-linux64-7.5.5_en-US.tar.xz.asc Downloading "tor-browser-linux64-7.5.5_en-US.tar.xz" from: http://rqef5a5mebgq46y5.onion/torbrowser/7.5.5/tor-browser-linux64-7.5.5_en-US.tar.xz [▏ ] - 0.0 of 65.8 MiB (1s remaining) [▋ ] - 6.6 of 65.8 MiB (153s remaining) [█▏ ] - 13.2 of 65.8 MiB (137s remaining) [█▋ ] - 19.8 of 65.8 MiB (120s remaining) [██▏ ] - 26.4 of 65.8 MiB (102s remaining) [██▋ ] - 32.9 of 65.8 MiB (85s remaining) [███▏ ] - 39.5 of 65.8 MiB (70s remaining) [███▋ ] - 46.1 of 65.8 MiB (55s remaining) [████▏] - 52.7 of 65.8 MiB (38s remaining) [████▋] - 59.3 of 65.8 MiB (19s remaining) [█████] - 65.8 of 65.8 MiB (0s remaining) 0.32 MiB/s gpg: assuming signed data in 'tor-browser-linux64-7.5.5_en-US.tar.xz' gpg: Signature made Sat 09 Jun 2018 06:42:37 AM MDT gpg: using RSA key D1483FA6C3C07136 gpg: Good signature from "Tor Browser Developers (signing key) <firstname.lastname@example.org>" [unknown] gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature! gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner. Primary key fingerprint: EF6E 286D DA85 EA2A 4BA7 DE68 4E2C 6E87 9329 8290 Subkey fingerprint: A430 0A6B C93C 0877 A445 1486 D148 3FA6 C3C0 7136 Signature is good. Extracting "tor-browser-linux64-7.5.5_en-US.tar.xz"... decompressing... 20% extracted 40% extracted 60% extracted 80% extracted 100% extracted Tor Browser Bundle downloaded and extracted. running: ./tor-browser_en-US/Browser/start-tor-browser
carml is public domain. See unlicense.org for more information.
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