Command to set locale for my linux machine

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Old 05-16-2008
Command to set locale for my linux machine


I need to set a locale to my linux machine which has redhat enterprise linux 4

how should I do that.

And also when i did locale -a, I have got three versions for each locale type

with different .extensions like utf8,iso88951 and soon

which file should I use for setting locale.


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Old 05-16-2008
They indicate different character sets. If you don't have a strong preference either way, UTF8 is where the world is slowly going, so I'd pick that.
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