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update-locale - Modify global locale settings

UPDATE-LOCALE(8) System Manager's Manual UPDATE-LOCALE(8)

NAME

update-locale - Modify global locale settings

SYNTAX

update-locale [OPTIONS] [ var=locale | var] [...]

DESCRIPTION

This program can be called by maintainer scripts when Debian packages are installed or removed, it updates the /etc/default/locale file to reflect changes in system configuration related to global locale settings. When variables have no value assigned, they are removed from the locale file. Some basic checks are performed to ensure that requested settings are valid.

OPTIONS

--help
Display an help message and exit.
--reset
Variables which are not set on command-line are cleared out.
--locale-file FILE
Define file containing locale variables. (Default: /etc/default/locale)
--no-checks
Do not perform sanity checks on locale variables.

EXAMPLE

The command
        update-locale LANG=en_CA.UTF-8 LANGUAGE
sets  LANG to en_CA.UTF-8 and removes definitions for LANGUAGE.

FILES

/etc/default/locale
File where global locale settings are stored.

AUTHOR

Denis Barbier <barbier@linuxfr.org>

SEE ALSO

locale-gen(8), locale(1)
April 2006 Debian GNU/Linux