Hi, I want to open Firefox from the terminal with SOCKS proxy setting enabled. I would like to define it in terminal while opening.
Can this be done? and obviously if it can does anyone know how?
Cant find info on this anywhere thanks
Normally Web browsers such as Firefox take their proxy settings from the system through the
http_proxy environment variable but this can be changed from the menu:
"Edit" > "Preferences"
If from a terminal you enter
firefox -ProfileManager you can create a separate profile for each of the proxies you want to use.
You can then open firefox with a specific profile with
firefox -P "profile1"
replacing profile1 with the profile for the proxy server you want.
That said the better way to do this is to use the http_proxy variable.
See here for more information on http_proxy