update-locale(8) 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 settings. 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.


Display an help message and exit.
Variables which are not set on command-line are cleared out.
--locale-file FILE
Define file containing locale variables. (Default: /etc/default/locale)
Do not perform sanity checks on locale variables.


The command
        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.


Denis Barbier <[email protected]>