locale.conf - Configuration file for locale settings




   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.


   The following locale settings may be set using /etc/locale.conf: LANG=,
   configured in this file. For details about the meaning and semantics of
   these settings, refer to locale(7).


   Example 1. German locale with English messages




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


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