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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams LPIC-1/LX0-101 & LX0-102) by Robb Tracy

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Configuring Locale Settings

When you install a Linux system, you typically configure is the system’s locale during the installation process. The system’s locale determines

• The language and encoding of text displayed on the screen

• Your character classes

• The default sort order

• The default number format

• The default currency format

• How the date and time are displayed

Your locale settings are determined by the values assigned to the following environment variables:

LC_CTYPE Configures the default character type and encoding.

LC_MESSAGES Configures natural language messages.

LC_COLLATE Configures your sorting rules.

LC_NUMERIC Configures your number format.

LC_MONETARY Configures your currency format.

LC_TIME Configures the ...

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