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validlocale - Test if a given locale is available

validlocale(8) validlocale(8)

NAME

validlocale - Test if a given locale is available

SYNTAX

validlocale < locale>

DESCRIPTION

Test if the locale given as argument is a valid locale. If it isn't, print on stdout the string to add to /etc/locale.gen to make locale-gen generate the locale (if it exists at all).

FILES

/usr/sbin/validlocale
 
/usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

DEFAULTCHARSET
Which charset to assume if the given locale is missing from the list of supported locales.

EXAMPLES

If you give a valid locale as parameter, it outputs a string specifying this on stderr:
% validlocale C
 
locale 'C' valid and available
When given a invalid (not generated or just nonexistent), it outputs a string on stderr telling that this is an invalid locale, and a string to stdout with the string to add to /etc/locale.gen to have this locale generated:
% validlocale de_AU@euro
 
locale 'de_AU@euro' not available
 
de_AU@euro ISO-8859-15

AUTHORS

Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>

SEE ALSO

locale-gen(8), localedef(1), locale(1)
0.1 Petter Reinholdtsen