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LOCALE(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		     LOCALE(1)

NAME
     locale -- get locale-specific information

SYNOPSIS
     locale [-a	| -m]
     locale -k list [prefix]
     locale [-ck] [keyword ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The locale	utility	is supposed to provide most locale specific informa-
     tion to the standard output.

     When locale is invoked without arguments, it will print out a summary of
     the current locale	environment, subject to	the environment	settings and
     internal status.

     When locale is invoked with the keyword arguments,	and no options are
     specified,	it will	print out the values of	all keywords specified,	using
     the current locale	settings.

     The following options are available:

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

     -c	     Print the category	name for all selected keywords.	 If no key-
	     words are selected, print the category name for all defined key-
	     words.

     -k	     Print the names and values	of all selected	keywords.  If no key-
	     words are selected, print the names and values of all defined
	     keywords.

     -m	     Print names of all	available charmaps.

IMPLEMENTATION NOTES
     The special (FreeBSD specific) keyword list can be	used to	retrieve the
     human readable list of all	available keywords.  If	so, a prefix string
     can be defined to limit the amount	of keywords returned.

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

SEE ALSO
     setlocale(3)

STANDARDS
     The locale	utility	conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2004 (``POSIX.1'').	 The
     LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES and NLSPATH environment variables are not inter-
     preted.

BUGS
     Since FreeBSD does	not support charmaps in	their POSIX meaning, locale
     emulates the -m option using the CODESETs listing of all available
     locales.

FreeBSD	10.1		       November	18, 2012		  FreeBSD 10.1

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