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NAME

locale -- get locale-specific information

SYNOPSIS

locale [-a | -m] locale [-ck] [keyword ...]

DESCRIPTION

The locale utility is supposed to provide most locale specific informa- tion to the standard output. When locale is invoked without arguments it will print out a summary of the current locale environment depending on environment variable settings and internal status. When locale is invoked with arguments and no options specified it will print out keyword's value determined using current locale settings. The following options are available: -a Write names of all available locales. While looking for locales locale will respect the PATH_LOCALE environment variable, and use it instead of the system default locale directory. -c Write the category name for the selected keywords. -k Write the name and value of the selected keywords. The special keyword list can be used to retrieve a human readable list of available keywords. -m Write names of all available charmaps.

EXIT STATUS

The locale utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

STANDARDS

locale conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').

HISTORY

locale first appeared in NetBSD 2.0.

AUTHORS

This implementation of locale was originally written by Alexey Zelkin <phantom@FreeBSD.org> for FreeBSD.

BUGS

Since NetBSD does not support charmaps in their POSIX meaning locale emu- lates the -m option via CODESETs listing of all available locales. DragonFly 4.1 July 4, 2003 DragonFly 4.1