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-localepurge (removing superfluous locale data)
+localepurge (remove superfluous locale data)
-localepurge remove superfluous locale data into your system.
-Is a small script to recover disk space wasted for unneeded
-locale files and localized man pages.
+localepurge removes superfluous locale data from your system. It is a
+small script to recover disk space wasted for unneeded locale files
+and localized man pages.
-Before use of localepurge, please edit /etc/locale.nopurge
-commenting the line: NEEDSCONFIGFIRST.
+This is a script to recover disk space wasted for unneeded locales,
+Gnome/KDE localizations and localized man pages. Depending on the
+installation, it is possible to save some 200, 300, or even more mega
+bytes of disk space dedicated for localization you will most probably
+never have any use for.
-And modify lines at the end to your system locales:
- en
- en_GB
- es
- es_ES
- es_ES@euro
- es_ES.UTF-8
-To your system locales, eg: Brazilian locales...
- pt
- pt_BR
- pt_BR.UTF-8
-Finally run: localepurge
-At the end, you receive message like this:
- * localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/man: 4812K
- * localepurge: processing man pages in /usr/man ...
- * Total disk space freed by localepurge: 25144K
+Before use of localepurge, please edit /etc/locale.nopurge commenting