[Privoxy-users] Mac version 3.0.26 (stable) question

Ian Silvester iansilvester at fastmail.fm
Sun Nov 5 15:53:45 UTC 2017

Hi Thomas,

All the configuration files are located at /usr/local/etc/privoxy. macOS
hides the /usr folder from Finder however, so to get there from Finder
you'll need to type Cmd-Shift-G and type /usr in the box that shows, the
navigate down through the folders. So long as your macOS account has
admin rights you'll be able to edit Privoxy's configuration files in a
text editor.

That said, if you're new to Privoxy, you might be best off adding rules
to user.action via the web UI, since it will handle getting the syntax
right for you. To enable that, edit the file config (at the path I
listed above) and change the value of setting enable-edit-actions to 1.
>From then on, you can browse to http://p.p in your web browser to edit
your rules.

Hope that helps,


My PGP public

On Sun, 5 Nov 2017, at 02:48, Thomas Cha wrote:
> I'm completely new and don't know if this is the right place to ask.
> (sorry
> if it's not and please let me know where)
> Downloaded the Mac OS X version 3.0.26 from
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/ijbswa/files/Macintosh%20%28OS%20X%29/3.0.26%20%28stable%29/I
> downloaded the Privoxy 3.0.26 65 bit.pkg then ran and installed it.
> For something I need to do, it's telling me to go to the Privoxy
> installation directory (I found the folder in the Applications folder)
> and
> add some lines to the end of the user.action file. But I can't seem to
> find
> this file anywhere.
> Where do I look to find it?
> I saw it in a version recommended at the top of the list (by clicking on
> the link "Download privoxy-3.0.24-stable-src.tar.gz (1.7 MB)") and found
> the user.action file but couldn't install it. I'm guessing that was for
> Windows and not for Mac...
> Where I do find the right file? Or if I have the right file, then where
> do
> I find the user.action after having installed it?
> Thanks.
> Thomas
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