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NAME

       locale - Get locale-specific information.

SYNOPSIS

       locale [ -a | -m ]

       locale [ -ck ] name...

DESCRIPTION

       The   locale  program  writes  information  about  the  current  locale
       environment, 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_MONETARY
              Monetary formats.

       LC_MESSAGES
              Formats  of  informative and diagnostic messages and interactive
              responses.

       LC_PAPER
              Paper size.

       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.   In   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
       <mckinstry@computer.org>