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Modified start-tor-browser script for Tor Browser Bundle v3.X to pass command line arguments to Firefox. Patch is against the start-tor-browser script from TBB v3.5. Please use at your own risk!
#!/bin/sh
#
# GNU/Linux does not really require something like RelativeLink.c
# However, we do want to have the same look and feel with similar features.
#
# To run in debug mode simply pass --debug
#
# Copyright 2011 The Tor Project. See LICENSE for licensing information.
complain_dialog_title="Tor Browser Bundle"
# First, make sure DISPLAY is set. If it isn't, we're hosed; scream
# at stderr and die.
if [ "x$DISPLAY" = "x" ]; then
echo "$complain_dialog_title must be run within the X Window System." >&2
echo "Exiting." >&2
exit 1
fi
# Do not (try to) connect to the session manager
unset SESSION_MANAGER
# Determine whether we are running in a terminal. If we are, we
# should send our error messages to stderr...
ARE_WE_RUNNING_IN_A_TERMINAL=0
if [ -t 1 -o -t 2 ]; then
ARE_WE_RUNNING_IN_A_TERMINAL=1
fi
# ...unless we're running in the same terminal as startx or xinit. In
# that case, the user is probably running us from a GUI file manager
# in an X session started by typing startx at the console.
#
# Hopefully, the local ps command supports BSD-style options. (The ps
# commands usually used on Linux and FreeBSD do; do any other OSes
# support running Linux binaries?)
ps T 2>/dev/null |grep startx 2>/dev/null |grep -v grep 2>&1 >/dev/null
not_running_in_same_terminal_as_startx="$?"
ps T 2>/dev/null |grep xinit 2>/dev/null |grep -v grep 2>&1 >/dev/null
not_running_in_same_terminal_as_xinit="$?"
# not_running_in_same_terminal_as_foo has the value 1 if we are *not*
# running in the same terminal as foo.
if [ "$not_running_in_same_terminal_as_startx" -eq 0 -o \
"$not_running_in_same_terminal_as_xinit" -eq 0 ]; then
ARE_WE_RUNNING_IN_A_TERMINAL=0
fi
# Complain about an error, by any means necessary.
# Usage: complain message
# message must not begin with a dash.
complain () {
# Trim leading newlines, to avoid breaking formatting in some dialogs.
complain_message="`echo "$1" | sed '/./,$!d'`"
# If we're being run in a terminal, complain there.
if [ "$ARE_WE_RUNNING_IN_A_TERMINAL" -ne 0 ]; then
echo "$complain_message" >&2
return
fi
# Otherwise, we're being run by a GUI program of some sort;
# try to pop up a message in the GUI in the nicest way
# possible.
#
# In mksh, non-existent commands return 127; I'll assume all
# other shells set the same exit code if they can't run a
# command. (xmessage returns 1 if the user clicks the WM
# close button, so we do need to look at the exact exit code,
# not just assume the command failed to display a message if
# it returns non-zero.)
# First, try zenity.
zenity --error \
--title="$complain_dialog_title" \
--text="$complain_message"
if [ "$?" -ne 127 ]; then
return
fi
# Try kdialog.
kdialog --title "$complain_dialog_title" \
--error "$complain_message"
if [ "$?" -ne 127 ]; then
return
fi
# Try xmessage.
xmessage -title "$complain_dialog_title" \
-center \
-buttons OK \
-default OK \
-xrm '*message.scrollVertical: Never' \
"$complain_message"
if [ "$?" -ne 127 ]; then
return
fi
# Try gxmessage. This one isn't installed by default on
# Debian with the default GNOME installation, so it seems to
# be the least likely program to have available, but it might
# be used by one of the 'lightweight' Gtk-based desktop
# environments.
gxmessage -title "$complain_dialog_title" \
-center \
-buttons GTK_STOCK_OK \
-default OK \
"$complain_message"
if [ "$?" -ne 127 ]; then
return
fi
}
if [ "`id -u`" -eq 0 ]; then
complain "The Tor Browser Bundle should not be run as root. Exiting."
exit 1
fi
debug=0
usage_message="usage: $0 [--debug]"
# !!! We may have more than one argument, changed -eq to -ge in if & elif clauses below
if [ "$#" -ge 1 -a \( "x$1" = "x--debug" -o "x$1" = "x-debug" \) ]; then
debug=1
shift # pop the debug argument
printf "\nDebug enabled.\n\n"
elif [ "$#" -ge 1 -a \( "x$1" = "x--help" -o "x$1" = "x-help" \) ]; then
echo "$usage_message"
exit 0
fi
# If the user hasn't requested 'debug mode', close whichever of stdout
# and stderr are not ttys, to keep Firefox and the stuff loaded by/for
# it (including the system's shared-library loader) from printing
# messages to $HOME/.xsession-errors . (Users wouldn't have seen
# messages there anyway.)
#
# If the user has requested 'debug mode', don't muck with the FDs.
if [ "$debug" -ne 1 ]; then
if [ '!' -t 1 ]; then
# stdout is not a tty
exec >/dev/null
fi
if [ '!' -t 2 ]; then
# stderr is not a tty
exec 2>/dev/null
fi
fi
# If XAUTHORITY is unset, set it to its default value of $HOME/.Xauthority
# before we change HOME below. (See xauth(1) and #1945.) XDM and KDM rely
# on applications using this default value.
if [ -z "$XAUTHORITY" ]; then
XAUTHORITY=~/.Xauthority
export XAUTHORITY
fi
# If this script is being run through a symlink, we need to know where
# in the filesystem the script itself is, not where the symlink is.
myname="$0"
if [ -L "$myname" ]; then
# XXX readlink is not POSIX, but is present in GNU coreutils
# and on FreeBSD. Unfortunately, the -f option (which follows
# a whole chain of symlinks until it reaches a non-symlink
# path name) is a GNUism, so we have to have a fallback for
# FreeBSD. Fortunately, FreeBSD has realpath instead;
# unfortunately, that's also non-POSIX and is not present in
# GNU coreutils.
#
# If this launcher were a C program, we could just use the
# realpath function, which *is* POSIX. Too bad POSIX didn't
# make that function accessible to shell scripts.
# If realpath is available, use it; it Does The Right Thing.
possibly_my_real_name="`realpath "$myname" 2>/dev/null`"
if [ "$?" -eq 0 ]; then
myname="$possibly_my_real_name"
else
# realpath is not available; hopefully readlink -f works.
myname="`readlink -f "$myname" 2>/dev/null`"
if [ "$?" -ne 0 ]; then
# Ugh.
complain "start-tor-browser cannot be run using a symlink on this operating system."
fi
fi
fi
# Try to be agnostic to where we're being started from, chdir to where
# the script is.
mydir="`dirname "$myname"`"
test -d "$mydir" && cd "$mydir"
# If ${PWD} results in a zero length HOME, we can try something else...
if [ ! "${PWD}" ]; then
# "hacking around some braindamage"
HOME="`pwd`"
export HOME
surveysays="This system has a messed up shell.\n"
else
HOME="${PWD}"
export HOME
fi
SYSARCHITECTURE=$(getconf LONG_BIT)
TORARCHITECTURE=$(expr "$(file Tor/tor)" : '.*ELF \([[:digit:]]*\)')
if [ $SYSARCHITECTURE -ne $TORARCHITECTURE ]; then
complain "Wrong architecture? 32-bit vs. 64-bit."
exit 1
fi
LD_LIBRARY_PATH="${HOME}/Tor/"
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
# XXX: Debug mode for Firefox??
# not in debug mode, run proceed normally
printf "\nLaunching Tor Browser Bundle for Linux in ${HOME}\n"
cd "${HOME}"
# XXX Someday we should pass whatever command-line arguments we got
# (probably filenames or URLs) to Firefox.
# !!! Dash above comment! Now we pass command-line arguments we got (except --debug) to Firefox.
# !!! Use at your own risk!
./Browser/firefox -no-remote -profile Data/Browser/profile.default ${@}
exitcode="$?"
if [ "$exitcode" -ne 0 ]; then
complain "Tor Browser exited abnormally. Exit code: $exitcode"
exit "$exitcode"
else
printf '\nTor Browser exited cleanly.\n'
fi
--- /start-tor-browser
+++ /start-tor-browser-with-args
@@ -118,10 +118,12 @@
debug=0
usage_message="usage: $0 [--debug]"
-if [ "$#" -eq 1 -a \( "x$1" = "x--debug" -o "x$1" = "x-debug" \) ]; then
+# !!! We may have more than one argument, changed -eq to -ge in if & elif clauses below
+if [ "$#" -ge 1 -a \( "x$1" = "x--debug" -o "x$1" = "x-debug" \) ]; then
debug=1
+ shift # pop the debug argument
printf "\nDebug enabled.\n\n"
-elif [ "$#" -eq 1 -a \( "x$1" = "x--help" -o "x$1" = "x-help" \) ]; then
+elif [ "$#" -ge 1 -a \( "x$1" = "x--help" -o "x$1" = "x-help" \) ]; then
echo "$usage_message"
exit 0
fi
@@ -216,7 +218,9 @@
cd "${HOME}"
# XXX Someday we should pass whatever command-line arguments we got
# (probably filenames or URLs) to Firefox.
-./Browser/firefox -no-remote -profile Data/Browser/profile.default
+# !!! Dash above comment! Now we pass command-line arguments we got (except --debug) to Firefox.
+# !!! Use at your own risk!
+./Browser/firefox -no-remote -profile Data/Browser/profile.default ${@}
exitcode="$?"
if [ "$exitcode" -ne 0 ]; then
complain "Tor Browser exited abnormally. Exit code: $exitcode"
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