[openbox] Does Or Can Openbox Affect The Output of -- echo -e "a\nb\nc\nA\nB\nC" | sort

Das dasfox at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 16:44:55 EDT 2013

Seems odd someone would need to set this, I'm assuming this is already set
automatically on most distros durining the installation?

I'm running Slack and it uses; /etc/profile.d/lang.sh as far as I can tell
it's already set properly...

# Set the system locale.  (no, we don't have a menu for this ;-)
# For a list of locales which are supported by this machine, type:
#   locale -a

# en_US is the Slackware default locale:
export LANG=en_US

# 'C' is the old Slackware (and UNIX) default, which is 127-bit
# ASCII with a charmap setting of ANSI_X3.4-1968.  These days,
# it's better to use en_US or another modern $LANG setting to
# support extended character sets.
#export LANG=C

# There is also support for UTF-8 locales, but be aware that
# some programs are not yet able to handle UTF-8 and will fail to
# run properly.  In those cases, you can set LANG=C before
# starting them.  Still, I'd avoid UTF unless you actually need it.
#export LANG=en_US.UTF-8

# Another option for en_US:
#export LANG=en_US.ISO8859-1

# One side effect of the newer locales is that the sort order
# is no longer according to ASCII values, so the sort order will
# change in many places.  Since this isn't usually expected and
# can break scripts, we'll stick with traditional ASCII sorting.
# If you'd prefer the sort algorithm that goes with your $LANG
# setting, comment this out.

# End of /etc/profile.d/lang.sh

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 7:10 AM, Brian Mattern <rephorm at rephorm.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Jun 2013, Anthony Thyssen wrote:
> > I would not think this has anything to do with openbox.
> >
> > It is purely with whatever is doing the sorting, and then should use the
> > LOCALE environment variable set when the program is run.
> >
> > So is comes down to when and how you start openbox, and setting LOCALE
> > appropariatally at that point.
> >
> > Try setting LOCALE in your .bashrc and .bash_profile  files in your home,
> > or however you are setting your environment.
> >
> > For a private personal computer, you may like to try and set the
> computers
> > default LOCALE.  On my Fedora Machine that is "/etc/locale.conf"
> Perhaps it would be better to set LOCALE or LC_* variables in openbox's
> "environment" file (~/.config/openbox/environment). This will definitely
> get sourced, independent of how openbox is launched (unlike
> ~/.bash{rc,_profile}).
> See http://openbox.org/wiki/Help:Autostart for more info.
> Brian
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