How to open Firefox with proxy settings via terminal?

by ufun2   Last Updated July 12, 2019 01:02 AM

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

Answers 1

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

Warren Hill
Warren Hill
March 18, 2013 17:41 PM

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