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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.  By 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>

SEE ALSO

       locale(5), locale(7), setlocale(3)