Software & Apps Linux locale - Linux Command - Unix Command Display the content of standard local-specific environment variables By Juergen Haas Writer Former Lifewire writer Juergen Haas is a software developer, data scientist, and a fan of the Linux operating system. our editorial process Juergen Haas Updated December 13, 2019 vgajic / Getty Images Linux Switching from Windows Tweet Share Email The locale program writes information about the current locale environment, or all locales, to standard output. It's a Linux program standard on most distributions. When invoked without arguments, locale summarizes the current locale environment for each locale category defined by the LC_* environment variables. Synopsis The command takes the following general form: locale [ -a | -m]locale [ -ck ] name... Switches Extend and modify the command's performance with one of these switches: -a, --all-locales: Write names of available locales.-m, --charmaps: Write names of available charmaps. Output Format Specify output formats with a pair of switches: -c, --category-name: Write names of selected categories.-k, --keyword-name: Write names and values of selected keywords. Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.