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LOCALE(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						 LOCALE(1)

locale -- display locale settings SYNOPSIS
locale [-a|m] locale [-ck] name [...] DESCRIPTION
locale displays information about the current locale, or a list of all available locales. When locale is run with no arguments, it will display the current source of each locale category. When locale is given the name of a category, it acts as if it had been given each keyword in that category. For each keyword it is given, the current value is displayed. OPTIONS
-a Lists all public locales. -c name ... Lists the category name before each keyword, unless it is the same category as the previously displayed keyword. -k name ... Displays the name of each keyword prior to its value. -m Lists all available public charmaps. Darwin locales do not support charmaps, so list all CODESETs instead. OPERANDS
The following operand is supported: name is the name of a keyword or category to display. A list of all keywords and categories can be shown with the following command: locale -ck LC_ALL ENVIRONMENT
LANG Used as a substitute for any unset LC_* variable. If LANG is unset, it will act as if set to "C". If any of LANG or LC_* are set to invalid values, locale acts as if they are all unset. LC_ALL Will override the setting of all other LC_* variables. LC_COLLATE Sets the locale for the LC_COLLATE category. LC_CTYPE Sets the locale for the LC_CTYPE category. LC_MESSAGES Sets the locale for the LC_MESSAGES category. LC_MONETARY Sets the locale for the LC_MONETARY category. LC_NUMERIC Sets the locale for the LC_NUMERIC category. LC_TIME Sets the locale for the LC_TIME category. SEE ALSO
localedef(1), localeconv(3), nl_langinfo(3), setlocale(3) STANDARDS
The locale utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1''). HISTORY
locale appeared in Mac OS X 10.4 Darwin August 27, 2004 Darwin

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

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 <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system, and expanded by Alastair McKinstry <mck-> SEE ALSO
locale(5), locale(7), setlocale(3) 3rd Berkeley Distribution 2004-12-16 LOCALE(1)
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