The /etc/locale.conf file configures system-wide locale settings. It
is read at early boot by systemd(1).
The basic file format of locale.conf is a newline-separated list of
environment-like shell-compatible variable assignments. It is
possible to source the configuration from shell scripts, however,
beyond mere variable assignments, no shell features are supported,
allowing applications to read the file without implementing a shell
compatible execution engine.
Note that the kernel command line options locale.LANG=,
locale.LANGUAGE=, locale.LC_CTYPE=, locale.LC_NUMERIC=,
locale.LC_TIME=, locale.LC_COLLATE=, locale.LC_MONETARY=,
locale.LC_MESSAGES=, locale.LC_PAPER=, locale.LC_NAME=,
locale.LC_ADDRESS=, locale.LC_TELEPHONE=, locale.LC_MEASUREMENT=,
locale.LC_IDENTIFICATION= may be used to override the locale settings
The locale settings configured in /etc/locale.conf are system-wide
and are inherited by every service or user, unless overridden or
unset by individual programs or individual users.
Depending on the operating system, other configuration files might be
checked for locale configuration as well, however only as fallback.
localectl(1) may be used to alter the settings in this file during
runtime from the command line. Use systemd-firstboot(1) to initialize
them on mounted (but not booted) system images.
The following locale settings may be set using /etc/locale.conf:
LANG=, LANGUAGE=, LC_CTYPE=, LC_NUMERIC=, LC_TIME=, LC_COLLATE=,
LC_MONETARY=, LC_MESSAGES=, LC_PAPER=, LC_NAME=, LC_ADDRESS=,
LC_TELEPHONE=, LC_MEASUREMENT=, LC_IDENTIFICATION=. Note that LC_ALL
may not be configured in this file. For details about the meaning and
semantics of these settings, refer to locale(7).
This page is part of the systemd (systemd system and service manager)
project. Information about the project can be found at
⟨http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd⟩. If you have a bug
report for this manual page, see
page was obtained from the project's upstream Git repository
⟨https://github.com/systemd/systemd.git⟩ on 2017-03-13. If you dis‐
cover any rendering problems in this HTML version of the page, or you
believe there is a better or more up-to-date source for the page, or
you have corrections or improvements to the information in this
COLOPHON (which is not part of the original manual page), send a mail
systemd 233 LOCALE.CONF(5)