Manual Reference Pages  - UPDATE-LOCALE (8)

NAME

update-locale - Modify global locale settings

CONTENTS

SYNTAX

update-locale [OPTIONS] [var=locale | var] [...]

DESCRIPTION

This program can be called by maintainer scripts when Debian packages are installed or removed, it updates the /etc/default/locale file to reflect changes in system configuration related to global locale settings. When variables have no value assigned, they are removed from the locale file. Some basic checks are performed to ensure that requested settings are valid.

OPTIONS

--help Display an help message and exit.
--reset Variables which are not set on command-line are cleared out.
--locale-file FILE
  Define file containing locale variables. (Default: /etc/default/locale)
--no-checks
  Do not perform sanity checks on locale variables.

EXAMPLE

The command

        update-locale LANG=en_CA.UTF-8 LANGUAGE

sets LANG to en_CA.UTF-8 and removes definitions for LANGUAGE.

FILES

/etc/default/locale
  File where global locale settings are stored.

AUTHOR

Denis Barbier <barbier@linuxfr.org>

SEE ALSO

locale-gen(8), locale(1)


Debian GNU/Linux UPDATE-LOCALE (8) April 2006
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