Configuring our computer's language, location, and keyboard keymap on the command line isn't difficult using localectl. We also get familiar with the date command to convert between different date formats.
- [Teacher] Setting the locale…from the GUI is fairly easy.…Go to Applications, System Tools,…Settings and click on Region and Language.…Let's talke about locale settings for a moment.…The process of changing locale settings…from the command line on the Linux OS…that uses system D is very similar…to changing time and date settings…except we're using the localectl command.…Let's close the Region & Language dialogue…and open a terminal.…Applications, Favorites,…and click on Terminal.…
I'm going to make my terminal full screen,…and zoom my font.…Type in localectl and hit Enter.…Localectl shows us our language…and keyboard keymap.…To list our languages, use list locales.…Type in localectl list-locales and hit Enter.…Now there's over 800 locales,…so we can narrow it down using grep.…Press Q to quit.…Localectl list-locales, and let's pipe this to grep,…and let's find lines that begin with en,…so we're going to type in grep carrot en.…
And hit Enter.…The locale I'm going to change to…is en_US.utf8.…So the whole line should say…
- Learning Linux command syntax
- Getting help on the CLI and GUI
- Finding help online
- Using basic commands
- Navigating file systems
- Editing text
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Getting Help
2. Using Basic Commands
3. Navigating File Systems
4. Editing Text
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