Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Use localepurge to remove unnecessary locales

Ubuntu, Debian and and many Linux Distros comes bundled with many locales. Locale beside yours is hardly useful for you. Most people use one or two locale or locales that represent them. For example people from America will most probably use only en_us locale while people from India might use both Indian and American locale.

There isn't any problem having many locale lying in your system. But if you have computer with minimum hard disk space like Dell Mini 9 then it might be good idea for you to remove unnecessary locale and free space. Also you don't have to waste time compiling all the locale when you only need some of them. This saves time while updating and installing some application.

Now to remove the unnecessary locales, open terminal and type

sudo apt-get install localepurge

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