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uselocale(3)            Library Functions Manual            uselocale(3)

NAME         top

       uselocale - set/get the locale for the calling thread

LIBRARY         top

       Standard C library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <locale.h>

       locale_t uselocale(locale_t newloc);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see

           Since glibc 2.10:
               _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 700
           Before glibc 2.10:

DESCRIPTION         top

       The uselocale() function sets the current locale for the calling
       thread, and returns the thread's previously current locale.
       After a successful call to uselocale(), any calls by this thread
       to functions that depend on the locale will operate as though the
       locale has been set to newloc.

       The newloc argument can have one of the following values:

       A handle returned by a call to newlocale(3) or duplocale(3)
              The calling thread's current locale is set to the
              specified locale.

       The special locale object handle LC_GLOBAL_LOCALE
              The calling thread's current locale is set to the global
              locale determined by setlocale(3).

       (locale_t) 0
              The calling thread's current locale is left unchanged (and
              the current locale is returned as the function result).

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, uselocale() returns the locale handle that was set by
       the previous call to uselocale() in this thread, or
       LC_GLOBAL_LOCALE if there was no such previous call.  On error,
       it returns (locale_t) 0, and sets errno to indicate the error.

ERRORS         top

       EINVAL newloc does not refer to a valid locale object.

STANDARDS         top


HISTORY         top

       glibc 2.3.  POSIX.1-2008.

NOTES         top

       Unlike setlocale(3), uselocale() does not allow selective
       replacement of individual locale categories.  To employ a locale
       that differs in only a few categories from the current locale,
       use calls to duplocale(3) and newlocale(3) to obtain a locale
       object equivalent to the current locale and modify the desired
       categories in that object.

EXAMPLES         top

       See newlocale(3) and duplocale(3).

SEE ALSO         top

       locale(1), duplocale(3), freelocale(3), newlocale(3),
       setlocale(3), locale(5), locale(7)

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