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Re: one last collating sequence data point

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: one last collating sequence data point
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 14:43:16 -0500
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Bruce Korb wrote:
> In the listings below, two programs are involved:  "ls" and "bash".
> I am inclined to believe that "bash" treats a missing LC_COLLATE
> as "en_US" and "ls" treats it as "C".  If there is such a thing as
> an invisible (not in environment variables) "system default locale",
> then "ls" is wrong, otherwise "bash" is wrong.  One of the two has
> to be wrong.
> (Just to be clear:  bash is selecting files with "[a-z]*" and then
> ls sorts them based on some collating sequence.  The sorting
> collating order should be identical to the selection order.)
> $ unset LC_COLLATE

If LC_COLLATE is unset, LC_ALL and LANG both affect the collating order.


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