Ubuntu – Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running

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I installed Tor this way:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/tor-browser
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tor-browser

I run today in Terminal this: $ tor and I got this error message:

Oct 04 19:24:04.461 [notice] Tor v0.2.7.6 (git-605ae665009853bd) running on Linux with Libevent 2.0.21-stable, OpenSSL 1.0.2g and Zlib 1.2.8.
Oct 04 19:24:04.461 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning
Oct 04 19:24:04.517 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc".
Oct 04 19:24:04.574 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
Oct 04 19:24:04.574 [warn] Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running?
Oct 04 19:24:04.575 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to bind one of the listener ports.
Oct 04 19:24:04.575 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.

How to fix this?

Best Answer

What works for me:

killall tor
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