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validlocale(8)                                                  validlocale(8)



NAME
       validlocale - Test if a given locale is available

SYNTAX
       validlocale <locale>

DESCRIPTION
       Test  if  the locale given as argument is a valid locale.  If it isn't,
       print on stdout the string to add to /etc/locale.gen to make locale-gen
       generate the locale (if it exists at all).

FILES
       /usr/sbin/validlocale
       /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       DEFAULTCHARSET
              Which  charset to assume if the given locale is missing from the
              list of supported locales.

EXAMPLES
       If you give a valid locale as parameter, it outputs a string specifying
       this on stderr:

              % validlocale C
              locale 'C' valid and available

       When  given a invalid (not generated or just nonexistent), it outputs a
       string on stderr telling that this is an invalid locale, and  a  string
       to stdout with the string to add to /etc/locale.gen to have this locale
       generated:

              % validlocale de_AU@euro
              locale 'de_AT@euro' not available
              de_AT@euro ISO-8859-15

AUTHORS
       Petter Reinholdtsen <pereAThungry.com>

SEE ALSO
       locale-gen(8), localedef(1), locale(1), base-config(8)



Petter Reinholdtsen                   0.1                       validlocale(8)