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LOCALE(1) BSD General Commands Manual LOCALE(1)
locale -- get locale-specific information
locale [-a | -m]
locale [-ck] [keyword ...]
The locale utility is supposed to provide most locale specific information to the standard
When locale is invoked without arguments it will print out a summary of the current locale
environment depending on environment variable settings and internal status.
When locale is invoked with arguments and no options specified it will print out keyword's
value determined using current locale settings.
The following options are available:
-a Write names of all available locales. While looking for locales locale will respect
the PATH_LOCALE environment variable, and use it instead of the system default
-c Write the category name for the selected keywords.
-k Write the name and value of the selected keywords.
-m Write names of all available charmaps.
Special (FreeBSD- / NetBSD-specific) keyword list can be used to retrieve a human readable
list of available keywords.
The locale utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
locale conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').
locale first appeared in NetBSD 2.0.
This implementation of locale was originally written by Alexey Zelkin <phantom@FreeBSD.org>
Since NetBSD does not support charmaps in their POSIX meaning locale emulates the -m option
via CODESETs listing of all available locales.
BSD July 4, 2003 BSD
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