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CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook - Second Edition by Jonathan Hobson, Oliver Pelz

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Speaking the right language

In this recipe, we will show you how to change the language settings of your CentOS 7 installation for the whole system and for single users. The need to change this is rare but can be important, for example if we accidentally chose the wrong language during installation.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe, you will require a working installation of the CentOS 7 operating system with root privileges, and a console-based text editor of your choice. You should have read the Navigating text files with less recipe, because some commands in this recipe will use less for printing output.

How to do it...

There are two categories of settings that you have to adjust if you want to change the system-wide language settings of your ...

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