locale - get locale-specific information


   locale [option]
   locale [option] -a
   locale [option] -m
   locale [option] name...


   The  locale  command  displays information about the current locale, or
   all locales, on standard output.

   When invoked without arguments,  locale  displays  the  current  locale
   settings  for  each  locale  category  (see  locale(5)),  based  on the
   settings of the environment variables  that  control  the  locale  (see
   locale(7)).   Values  for  variables set in the environment are printed
   without double quotes, implied values are printed with double quotes.

   If either the -a  or  the  -m  option  (or  one  of  their  long-format
   equivalents) is specified, the behavior is as follows:

   -a, --all-locales
          Display  a  list of all available locales.  The -v option causes
          the LC_IDENTIFICATION metadata about each locale to be  included
          in the output.

   -m, --charmaps
          Display   the  available  charmaps  (character  set  description
          files).  To display the current character set  for  the  locale,
          use locale -c charmap.

   The  locale  command  can  also be provided with one or more arguments,
   which are the names of locale keywords (for example,  date_fmt,  ctype-
   class-names,  yesexpr,  or  decimal_point)  or  locale  categories (for
   example, LC_CTYPE or LC_TIME).  For each  argument,  the  following  is

   *  For a locale keyword, the value of that keyword to be displayed.

   *  For  a  locale category, the values of all keywords in that category
      are displayed.

   When arguments are supplied, the following options are meaningful:

   -c, --category-name
          For a category name argument,  write  the  name  of  the  locale
          category on a separate line preceding the list of keyword values
          for that category.

          For a keyword name  argument,  write  the  name  of  the  locale
          category  for  this  keyword  on  a  separate line preceding the
          keyword value.

          This option improves readability when  multiple  name  arguments
          are specified.  It can be combined with the -k option.

   -k, --keyword-name
          For  each  keyword  whose value is being displayed, include also
          the name of that keyword, so that the output has the format:


   The locale command also knows about the following options:

   -v, --verbose
          Display additional information for some command-line option  and
          argument combinations.

   -?, --help
          Display  a  summary  of  command-line  options and arguments and

          Display a short usage message and exit.

   -V, --version
          Display the program version and exit.


          Usual default locale archive location.

          Usual default path for locale definition files.


   POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.


   $ locale

   $ locale date_fmt
   %a %b %e %H:%M:%S %Z %Y

   $ locale -k date_fmt
   date_fmt="%a %b %e %H:%M:%S %Z %Y"

   $ locale -ck date_fmt
   date_fmt="%a %b %e %H:%M:%S %Z %Y"

   $ locale LC_TELEPHONE
   +%c (%a) %l
   (%a) %l

   $ locale -k LC_TELEPHONE
   tel_int_fmt="+%c (%a) %l"
   tel_dom_fmt="(%a) %l"

   The following example compiles a custom locale from the ./wrk directory
   with  the  localedef(1) utility under the $HOME/.locale directory, then
   tests  the  result  with  the  date(1)  command,  and  then  sets   the
   environment  variables  LOCPATH  and  LANG in the shell profile file so
   that the custom locale will be used in the subsequent user sessions:

   $ mkdir -p $HOME/.locale
   $ I18NPATH=./wrk/ localedef -f UTF-8 -i fi_SE $HOME/.locale/fi_SE.UTF-8
   $ LOCPATH=$HOME/.locale LC_ALL=fi_SE.UTF-8 date
   $ echo "export LOCPATH=\$HOME/.locale" >> $HOME/.bashrc
   $ echo "export LANG=fi_SE.UTF-8" >> $HOME/.bashrc


   localedef(1), charmap(5), locale(5), locale(7)


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