LOCALECTL(1)                       localectl                      LOCALECTL(1)

       localectl - Control the system locale and keyboard layout settings

       localectl [OPTIONS...] {COMMAND}

       localectl may be used to query and change the system locale and
       keyboard layout settings. It communicates with systemd-localed(8) to
       modify files such as /etc/locale.conf and /etc/vconsole.conf.

       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.

       Note that the changes performed using this tool might require the
       initramfs to be rebuilt to take effect during early system boot. The
       initramfs is not rebuilt automatically by localectl.

       Note that systemd-firstboot(1) may be used to initialize the system
       locale for mounted (but not booted) system images.

       The following options are understood:

           Do not query the user for authentication for privileged operations.

           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.

       -H, --host=
           Execute the operation remotely. Specify a hostname, or a username
           and hostname separated by "@", to connect to. The hostname may
           optionally be suffixed by a port ssh is listening on, seperated by
           ":", and then a container name, separated by "/", which connects
           directly to a specific container on the specified host. This will
           use SSH to talk to the remote machine manager instance. Container
           names may be enumerated with machinectl -H HOST. Put IPv6 addresses
           in brackets.

       -M, --machine=
           Execute operation on a local container. Specify a container name to
           connect to.

       -h, --help
           Print a short help text and exit.

           Print a short version string and exit.

           Do not pipe output into a pager.

       The following commands are understood:

           Show current settings of the system locale and keyboard mapping. If
           no command is specified, this is the implied default.

       set-locale LOCALE, set-locale VARIABLE=LOCALE...
           Set the system locale. This takes one locale such as "en_US.UTF-8",
           or takes one or more locale assignments such as "LANG=de_DE.utf8",
           "LC_MESSAGES=en_GB.utf8", and so on. If one locale without variable
           name is provided, then "LANG=" locale variable will be set. See
           locale(7) for details on the available settings and their meanings.
           Use list-locales for a list of available locales (see below).

           List available locales useful for configuration with set-locale.

       set-keymap MAP [TOGGLEMAP]
           Set the system keyboard mapping for the console and X11. This takes
           a 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 as the default system 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 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 and the virtual
           console. 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
           as 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.

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

           Pager to use when --no-pager is not given; overrides $PAGER. If
           neither $SYSTEMD_PAGER nor $PAGER are set, a set of well-known
           pager implementations are tried in turn, including less(1) and
           more(1), until one is found. If no pager implementation is
           discovered no pager is invoked. Setting this environment variable
           to an empty string or the value "cat" is equivalent to passing

           Override the options passed to less (by default "FRSXMK").

           If the value of $SYSTEMD_LESS does not include "K", and the pager
           that is invoked is less, Ctrl+C will be ignored by the executable.
           This allows less to handle Ctrl+C itself.

           Override the charset passed to less (by default "utf-8", if the
           invoking terminal is determined to be UTF-8 compatible).

       systemd(1), locale(7), locale.conf(5), vconsole.conf(5), loadkeys(1),
       kbd(4), The XKB Configuration Guide[1], systemctl(1), systemd-
       localed.service(8), systemd-firstboot(1), mkinitrd(8)

        1. The XKB Configuration Guide

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