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LOCALECTL(1)			   localectl			  LOCALECTL(1)

NAME
       localectl - Control the system locale and keyboard layout settings

SYNOPSIS
       localectl [OPTIONS...] {COMMAND}

DESCRIPTION
       localectl may be used to query and change the system locale and
       keyboard layout settings.

       The system locale controls the language settings of system services and
       of the UI before the user logs in, such as the display manager, as well
       as the default for users after login.

       The keyboard settings control the keyboard layout used on the text
       console and of the graphical UI before the user logs in, such as the
       display manager, as well as the default for users after login.

OPTIONS
       The following options are understood:

       -h, --help
	   Prints a short help text and exits.

       --version
	   Prints a short version string and exits.

       --no-pager
	   Do not pipe output into a pager.

       --no-ask-password
	   Don't query the user for authentication for privileged operations.

       -H, --host
	   Execute the operation remotely. Specify a hostname, or username and
	   hostname separated by @, to connect to. This will use SSH to talk
	   to a remote system.

       --no-convert
	   If set-keymap or set-x11-keymap is invoked and this option is
	   passed then the keymap will not be converted from the console to
	   X11, or X11 to console, respectively.

       The following commands are understood:

       status
	   Show current settings of the system locale and keyboard mapping.

       set-locale LOCALE...
	   Set the system locale. This takes one or more assignments such as
	   "LANG=de_DE.utf8", "LC_MESSAGES=en_GB.utf8", and so on. See
	   locale(7) for details on the available settings and their meanings.
	   Use list-locales for a list of available locales (see below).

       list-locales
	   List available locales useful for configuration with set-locale.

       set-keymap MAP [TOGGLEMAP]
	   Set the system keyboard mapping for the console. This takes a
	   keyboard mapping name (such as "de" or "us"), and possibly a second
	   one to define a toggle keyboard mapping. Unless --no-convert is
	   passed the selected setting is also applied to the default keyboard
	   mapping of X11, after converting it to the closest matching X11
	   keyboard mapping. Use list-keymaps for a list of available keyboard
	   mappings (see below).

       list-keymaps
	   List available keyboard mappings for the console, useful for
	   configuration with set-keymap.

       set-x11-keymap LAYOUT [MODEL] [VARIANT] [OPTIONS]
	   Set the system default keyboard mapping for X11. This takes a
	   keyboard mapping name (such as "de" or "us"), and possibly a model,
	   variant and options, see kbd(4) for details. Unless --no-convert is
	   passed the selected setting is also applied to the system console
	   keyboard mapping, after converting it to the closest matching
	   console keyboard mapping.

       list-x11-keymap-models, list-x11-keymap-layouts,
       list-x11-keymap-variants [LAYOUT], list-x11-keymap-options
	   List available X11 keymap models, layouts, variants and options,
	   useful for configuration with set-keymap. The command
	   list-x11-keymap-variants optionally takes a layout parameter to
	   limit the output to the variants suitable for the specific layout.

EXIT STATUS
       On success 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

ENVIRONMENT
       $SYSTEMD_PAGER
	   Pager to use when --no-pager is not given; overrides $PAGER.
	   Setting this to an empty string or the value cat is equivalent to
	   passing --no-pager.

SEE ALSO
       systemd(1), locale(7), locale.conf(5), vconsole.conf(5), loadkeys(1),
       kbd(4), systemctl(1), systemd-localed.service(8)

systemd 204							  LOCALECTL(1)
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