UPDATE-LOCALE(8) System Manager’s Manual UPDATE-LOCALE(8)
update-locale – Modify global locale settings
update-locale [OPTIONS] [var=locale | var] […]
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.
–help Display an help message and exit.
Variables which are not set on command-line are cleared out.
Define file containing locale variables. (Default:
Do not perform sanity checks on locale variables.
update-locale LANG=en_CA.UTF-8 LANGUAGE
sets LANG to en_CA.UTF-8 and removes definitions for LANGUAGE.
File where global locale settings are stored.
Debian GNU/Linux April 2006 UPDATE-LOCALE(8)