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NAME

       localectl - Control the system locale and keyboard layout settings

SYNOPSIS

       localectl [OPTIONS...] {COMMAND}

DESCRIPTION

       localectl may be used to query and change the system locale and keyboard layout settings.

       The system locale controls the language settings of system services and of the UI before
       the user logs in, such as the display manager, as well as the default for users after
       login.

       The keyboard settings control the keyboard layout used on the text console and of the
       graphical UI before the user logs in, such as the display manager, as well as the default
       for users after login.

OPTIONS

       The following options are understood:

       -h, --help
           Prints a short help text and exits.

       --version
           Prints a short version string and exits.

       --no-pager
           Do not pipe output into a pager.

       --no-ask-password
           Don't query the user for authentication for privileged operations.

       -H, --host
           Execute the operation remotely. Specify a hostname, or username and hostname separated
           by @, to connect to. This will use SSH to talk to a remote system.

       --no-convert
           If set-keymap or set-x11-keymap is invoked and this option is passed then the keymap
           will not be converted from the console to X11, or X11 to console, respectively.

       The following commands are understood:

       status
           Show current settings of the system locale and keyboard mapping.

       set-locale LOCALE...
           Set the system locale. This takes one or more assignments such as "LANG=de_DE.utf8",
           "LC_MESSAGES=en_GB.utf8", and so on. See locale(7) for details on the available
           settings and their meanings. Use list-locales for a list of available locales (see
           below).

       list-locales
           List available locales useful for configuration with set-locale.

       set-keymap MAP [TOGGLEMAP]
           Set the system keyboard mapping for the console. This takes a keyboard mapping name
           (such as "de" or "us"), and possibly a second one to define a toggle keyboard mapping.
           Unless --no-convert is passed the selected setting is also applied to the default
           keyboard mapping of X11, after converting it to the closest matching X11 keyboard
           mapping. Use list-keymaps for a list of available keyboard mappings (see below).

       list-keymaps
           List available keyboard mappings for the console, useful for configuration with
           set-keymap.

       set-x11-keymap LAYOUT [MODEL] [VARIANT] [OPTIONS]
           Set the system default keyboard mapping for X11. This takes a keyboard mapping name
           (such as "de" or "us"), and possibly a model, variant and options, see kbd(4) for
           details. Unless --no-convert is passed the selected setting is also applied to the
           system console keyboard mapping, after converting it to the closest matching console
           keyboard mapping.

       list-x11-keymap-models, list-x11-keymap-layouts, list-x11-keymap-variants [LAYOUT],
       list-x11-keymap-options
           List available X11 keymap models, layouts, variants and options, useful for
           configuration with set-keymap. The command list-x11-keymap-variants optionally takes a
           layout parameter to limit the output to the variants suitable for the specific layout.

EXIT STATUS

       On success 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

ENVIRONMENT

       $SYSTEMD_PAGER
           Pager to use when --no-pager is not given; overrides $PAGER. Setting this to an empty
           string or the value cat is equivalent to passing --no-pager.

SEE ALSO

       systemd(1), locale(7), locale.conf(5), vconsole.conf(5), loadkeys(1), kbd(4),
       systemctl(1), systemd-localed.service(8)