locale.conf(5) — Linux manual page

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.

       /etc/locale.conf is usually created and updated using
       systemd-localed.service(8).  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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Pages that refer to this page: localectl(1)systemd(1)systemd-firstboot(1)systemd.exec(5)vconsole.conf(5)systemd.directives(7)systemd.index(7)systemd-localed.service(8)