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LOCALE(1) NetBSD General Commands Manual LOCALE(1)
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locale -- get locale-specific information
locale [-a | -m]
locale [-ck] [keyword ...]
The locale utility is supposed to provide most locale specific informa-
tion to the standard output.
When locale is invoked without arguments it will print out a summary of
the current locale environment depending on environment variable settings
and internal status.
When locale is invoked with arguments and no options specified it will
print out keyword's value determined using current locale settings.
The following options are available:
-a Write names of all available locales. While looking for locales
locale will respect the PATH_LOCALE environment variable, and use
it instead of the system default locale directory.
-c Write the category name for the selected keywords.
-k Write the name and value of the selected keywords.
-m Write names of all available charmaps.
Special (FreeBSD- / NetBSD-specific) keyword list can be used to retrieve
a human readable list of available keywords.
The locale utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
locale conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').
locale first appeared in NetBSD 2.0.
This implementation of locale was originally written by Alexey Zelkin
<phantom@FreeBSD.org> for FreeBSD.
Since NetBSD does not support charmaps in their POSIX meaning locale emu-
lates the -m option via CODESETs listing of all available locales.
NetBSD 10.99 July 4, 2003 NetBSD 10.99