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NAME

locale - Get locale-specific information.

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

locale [ -a | -m]

locale [ -ck ] name...

DESCRIPTION

The locale program writes information about the current locale environment, or all locales, to standard output.

When invoked without arguments, locale summarizes the current locale environment for each locale category defined by the LC_* environment variables.

-a, --all-locales



        Write names of available locales.


-m, --charmaps



        Write names of available charmaps.


Output Format:

-c, --category-name



        Write names of selected categories.


-k, --keyword-name



        Write names and values of selected keywords.


ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

These environment variables affect each locale categories for all locale-aware programs:

LC_CTYPE



        Character classification and case conversion.


LC_COLLATE



        Collation order.


LC_TIME



        Date and time formats.


LC_NUMERIC



        Non-monetary numeric formats.


LC_MONETARY



        Monetary formats.


LC_MESSAGES



        Formats of informative and diagnostic messages and
        interactive responses.


LC_PAPER



        Paper size.


LC_NAME



        Name formats.


LC_ADDRESS



        Address formats and location information.


LC_TELEPHONE



        Telephone number formats.


LC_MEASUREMENT



        Measurement units (Metric or Other).


LC_IDENTIFICATION



        Metadata about the locale information.


This environment variable can switch against multiple locale database:

LOCPATH



        The directory where locale data is stored.  By default, /usr/lib/locale is used.


FILES

/usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED
  List of supported values (and their associated encoding) for the locale name. This representation is recommended over --all-locales one, due being the system wide supported values.

AUTHOR

locale was written by Ulrich Drepper for the GNU C Library.

This manpage was written by Joel Klecker <espy@debian.org> for the Debian GNU/Linux system, and expanded by Alastair McKinstry <mckinstry@computer.org>

SEE ALSO

locale(5), locale(7), setlocale(3)


sarge LOCALE (1) 2004-12-16
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