locale


SYNOPSIS
       locale [ -a | -m]

       locale [ -ck ] name...

DESCRIPTION
       The locale program writes information about the current locale environ-
       ment, 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_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 system, and expanded by Alastair McKinstry <mck-
       instry@computer.org>
SEE ALSO
       locale(5), locale(7), setlocale(3)




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