NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | EXAMPLE | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

LOCALE.CONF(5)                   locale.conf                  LOCALE.CONF(5)

NAME         top

       locale.conf - Configuration file for locale settings

SYNOPSIS         top

       /etc/locale.conf

DESCRIPTION         top

       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
       at boot.

       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.

OPTIONS         top

       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).

EXAMPLE         top

       Example 1. German locale with English messages

       /etc/locale.conf:

           LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
           LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), locale(7), localectl(1), systemd-localed.service(8),
       systemd-firstboot(1)

COLOPHON         top

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