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Linux 2.6 - man page for locale (linux section 1)

LOCALE(1)				 Debian GNU/Linux				LOCALE(1)

NAME
       locale - Get locale-specific information.

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 sys-
       tem, and expanded by Alastair McKinstry <mckinstry@computer.org>
SEE ALSO
       locale(5), locale(7), setlocale(3)

3rd Berkeley Distribution		    2004-12-16					LOCALE(1)


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