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[SLUG] Re: [GLUG-chat] Locale and Sort order
- To: Gareth Gregor <gareth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [SLUG] Re: [GLUG-chat] Locale and Sort order
- From: Johnny <johnny@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 22:45:24 +0200
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Cc: glug-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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* top posting--- easier to follow
Here's a snip for other mere mortals
Stick this in your profile file, or your .bashrc, or your .xinitrc... I
think profile is where it belongs.
and yes the guru's are all right, "a" with come after "A", "d" after "D"
I tested to see if ELEMFM (another file manager) also started collating
like this, no it doesnt, it still sticks "a" after "X"... oh well.
Note if you on debian and your "locale - a" shows no locales, then
apt-get install localeconf, and it will kick off the installation of
Just another little thing, in nautilus, I also thought quick navigation
was broken. ie if you type the first letter of a file, it goes there but
if you hit the letter again, it does not move to the next one. The
guru's said... just type the actual file name, it goes there, nice.
Oh, if you on debian, nautilus is really only now getting really good in
SID, before that it had issues.
Can do things like right click and make a new folder, new file, file
associations etc. Yeah, watch out M$, someones overtaking.
Thx Gareth... damn you good.
Gareth Gregor wrote:
The guru's may be a little off too. 'Cause A comes before X and a
comes before x, but a comes after X.
In my normal blundering way I sent the guys at nautilus an email,
"Hey you got bugs, why does 'a' come after 'X' in the file lists, its
The super guru's sent me an email... "Hey Einstein, you got the C
locale running... just change the locale".
Confused? Ok, files with a capatal letter as the first letter will
come before the ones with lowercase letters, as will Directories.....
Anyway, to answer the questino there are many many ways to change the
Locale on linux, the one way is when GDM comes up to login you change
the "lang" type on the menu and the then login, but seen as you dont
use GDM and just use xinit then you can do this a few otherway. Run
the command locale and then see its output.
Then to change it you can use locale -a or -m to display all the
different ones there are, remember to pipe (|) it to less cause there
are a lot. Then cause its only bothering you in X then in your
.xinitrc file you can reset them so when X starts up it uses them. eg....
locale >> ~/.xinitrc (make sure you use the >> and not >)
then open .xinitrc and change the POSIX to en_ZA or en_US depending on
where you be from....
Or just use
local | sed s/POSIX/en_ZA/g >> ~/.xinitrc
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