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LOCALE(1)                   General Commands Manual                  LOCALE(1)

     locale - get locale-specific information

     locale [-a | -m]
     locale [-ck] [keyword ...]

     The locale utility is supposed to provide most locale specific
     information to the standard output.

     When locale is invoked without arguments it will print out a summary of
     the current locale environment depending on environment variable settings
     and internal status.

     When locale is invoked with arguments and no options specified it will
     print out keyword's value determined using current locale settings.

     The following options are available:

     -a      Write names of all available locales.  While looking for locales
             locale will respect the PATH_LOCALE environment variable, and use
             it instead of the system default locale directory.

     -c      Write the category name for the selected keywords.

     -k      Write the name and value of the selected keywords.

     -m      Write names of all available charmaps.

     Special (FreeBSD- / NetBSD-specific) keyword list can be used to retrieve
     a human readable list of available keywords.

     The locale utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

     locale conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 ("POSIX.1").

     locale first appeared in NetBSD 2.0.

     This implementation of locale was originally written by Alexey Zelkin
     <phantom@FreeBSD.org> for FreeBSD.

     Since NetBSD does not support charmaps in their POSIX meaning locale
     emulates the -m option via CODESETs listing of all available locales.

NetBSD 10.99                     July 4, 2003                     NetBSD 10.99