localedef [options] outputpath localedef --list-archive [options] localedef --delete-from-archive [options] localename ... localedef --add-to-archive [options] compiledpath localedef --version localedef --help localedef --usage
The localedef program reads the indicated charmap and input files, compiles them to a binary form quickly usable by the locale functions in the C library (setlocale(3), localeconv(3), etc.), and places the output in outputpath.
The outputpath argument is interpreted as follows:
In any case, localedef aborts if the directory in which it tries to write locale files has not already been created.
If no charmapfile is given, the value ANSI_X3.4-1968 (for ASCII) is used by default. If no inputfile is given, or if it is given as a dash (-), localedef reads from standard input.
One of the following exit values can be returned by localedef:
Compile the locale files for Finnish in the UTF-8 character set and add it to the default locale archive with the name fi_FI.UTF-8:
The next example does the same thing, but generates files into the fi_FI.UTF-8 directory which can then be used by programs when the environment variable LOCPATH is set to the current directory (note that the last argument must contain a slash):
locale(1), charmap(5), locale(5), repertoiremap(5), locale(7)
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