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Old 11-06-2007, 05:22 AM   #1
tommosa
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setting locale


If I go into command prompt and enter 'locale', LC_ALL is
Code:
LC_ALL=
.
Then if I enter :
Code:
export LC_ALL="en_ZA"
and enter 'locale' again, LC_ALL is
Code:
LC_ALL=en_ZA
.
But if log out and log in again and enter 'locale', then LC_ALL is back to
Code:
LC_ALL=
again.
Why isnt it keeping this setting ?
Thanks
 
Old 11-06-2007, 05:56 AM   #2
blackhole54
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LC_ALL is an environmental variable. What you are doing is just setting it for the current instance of the shell you type it in and for all the descendants of that shell. What you need to do for it to be persistent is to get it set at login.

Most distros already have a mechanism for setting the locale variables. For example, in Ubuntu, I think you can do what you want by adding the line

Code:
LC_ALL="en_ZA"
to /etc/default/locale
 
Old 11-06-2007, 06:22 AM   #3
tommosa
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I'm using Mandriva so I added that line to /etc/sysconfig/i18n and that did the trick, thanks for the help.
 
  


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