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UPDATE-LOCALE(8) System Manager’s Manual UPDATE-LOCALE(8)

NAME

update-locale – Modify global locale settings

SYNTAX
update-locale [OPTIONS] [var=locale | var] […]

DESCRIPTION

This program can be called by maintainer scripts when Debian packages
are installed or removed, it updates the /etc/default/locale file to
reflect changes in system configuration related to global locale set‐
tings. When variables have no value assigned, they are removed from
the locale file. Some basic checks are performed to ensure that
requested settings are valid.

OPTIONS

–help Display an help message and exit.

–reset
Variables which are not set on command-line are cleared out.

–locale-file FILE
Define file containing locale variables. (Default:
/etc/default/locale)

–no-checks
Do not perform sanity checks on locale variables.

EXAMPLE
The command
update-locale LANG=en_CA.UTF-8 LANGUAGE
sets LANG to en_CA.UTF-8 and removes definitions for LANGUAGE.

FILES
/etc/default/locale
File where global locale settings are stored.

AUTHOR

Denis Barbier

SEE ALSO

locale-gen(8), locale

Debian GNU/Linux April 2006 UPDATE-LOCALE(8)