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Old 12-13-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
bikecheng
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what does "C" mean here in "export LANG=C"


somebody help me please. i'm so confused about it.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 09:08 PM   #2
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The 'LANG' environment variable indicates the language/locale and encoding, where "C" is the language setting. I think you must be seeing an example where "C" would be replaced with a valid locale.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 09:20 PM   #3
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AKAIK, the "C" locale is normally the default. I think it is the same as en-US, and is defined by the ISO / ANSI C language specification.

If you need another locale setting, you need to change C to something else.

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