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NAME

locale-gen - compile a list of locale definition files

 

SYNOPSIS

locale-gen [options] [locale] [language] ...

 

DESCRIPTION

Compiled locale files take about 50MB of disk space, and most users only need few locales. In order to save disk space, compiled locale files are not distributed in the locales package, but selected locales are automatically generated when this package is installed by running the locale-gen program.

If a list of languages and/or locales is specified as arguments, then locale-gen only generates these particular locales and adds the new ones to /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local. Otherwise it generates all supported locales.

Locale data files can be stored either in a single archive file, /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive, or in a deep tree where individual files are stored under /usr/lib/locale/<locale_name>/LC_*. But unlike the locales package, compiled locale definitions are not removed when running locale-gen, and locales are compiled again only if locale source files have changed.

 

OPTIONS

These options override settings found in /etc/belocs/locale-gen.conf.

--help
Display an help message and exit.
--purge
Remove all existing locales before processing.
--no-purge
Do not remove existing locales before processing.
--archive
When this option is set, locale data are stored in a single archive /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive.
--no-archive
When this option is set, locale data are stored in /usr/lib/locale/<locale_name>/LC_* files. This is the default.
--aliases=FILE
Locale aliases are read from FILE.

 

FILES

/var/lib/locales/supported.d/*
List all locales to generate. File format is similar to /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED.
/etc/belocs/locale-gen.conf
Customize how compiled locale files are stored onto disk.
/usr/lib/locale/<locale_name>/LC_*
Compiled locale data.
/usr/lib/locale/locale-archive
Generated archive containing compiled locale data, if --archive flag is set.
/var/lib/belocs
Directory used to keep track of changes in locale source files.
 
 

SEE ALSO

localedef(1), locale(1), locale-gen.conf(5).  

AUTHOR

The locale-gen program was originally written by Debian GNU libc maintainers, and has been improved by Denis Barbier <barbier@debian.org> for the belocs-locales-bin package. This manual page has been rewritten from scratch to document the current behavior.


 

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Time: 15:28:04 GMT, June 11, 2010

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