easiest way to change my locale?

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Sat Nov 15 13:00:04 UTC 2008

On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 10:04:15AM +0100, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-11-14 at 23:34 -0500, H.S. wrote:
> > However, once a user has selected a locale, how
> > does the user then do I just change the time format or any other
> > particular aspect of the locale?
> I think the only way is to set the LC_* variables in $HOME/.profile.

Problem is: .profile is not loaded for the GUI session, so any apps you
launch from the GNOME menus won't see your changes.

For a long time I had a ~/.gnomerc which set a couple of environment
variables.  This one works for all GNOME sessions.  The syntax is the
same as ~/.profile, only be very careful about introducing errors (or
using bashisms), as those will prevent you from logging in.

Marius Gedminas
When in trouble or in doubt,
run in circles, scream and shout.
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