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Re: bash 2.05b.0(1)-release on Debian Sarge: [A-Z]* expands as [A-Za-z]*

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: bash 2.05b.0(1)-release on Debian Sarge: [A-Z]* expands as [A-Za-z]* :-(
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 13:50:28 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> Ah.  I've got $LANG set to en_GB.  Who did this?  How dare they!
> OK, I did this myself, somehow, presumably during installation of
> Debian Sarge.

On Debian:

  sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

> Why didn't "they" tell me I was messing up my shell?  Why do I feel
> so stupid?  (OK, don't answer that one!)


You might also want to look at this (now old and in need of updating
but applies here perfectly) FAQ for coreutils.


> More to the point, where are these variables (LANG,
> mentioned skimpily in the bash man page, but where are they fully
> documented?  What is a "locale category"?  What set of values can
> these variables take?  _How_ are they "used"?

For documentation I would start here at the standards docs:



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