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UPDATE-LOCALE(8)                     System Manager's Manual                     UPDATE-LOCALE(8)

NAME
       update-locale - Modify global locale settings

SYNTAX
       update-locale [OPTIONS] [var=locale | var] [...]

DESCRIPTION
       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  configura‚Äź
       tion  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.

OPTIONS
       --help Display an help message and exit.

       --reset
              Variables which are not set on command-line are cleared out.

       --locale-file FILE
              Define file containing locale variables.  (Default: /etc/default/locale)

       --no-checks
              Do not perform sanity checks on locale variables.

EXAMPLE
       The command
               update-locale LANG=en_CA.UTF-8 LANGUAGE
       sets LANG to en_CA.UTF-8 and removes definitions for LANGUAGE.

FILES
       /etc/default/locale
              File where global locale settings are stored.

AUTHOR
       Denis Barbier 

SEE ALSO
       locale-gen(8), locale(1)

Debian GNU/Linux                            April 2006                           UPDATE-LOCALE(8)

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