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My locale is German. LANG=de_DE.UTF-8. I would like to keep it.

Is it possible to change git's language to English without changing the locale?

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Why dosn't the line LANG=en_US.UTF-8 work for you? – Alvar Jul 16 '13 at 13:31
This is also discussed here… – Keith Smiley Jul 16 '13 at 14:43
up vote 9 down vote accepted

You can add alias to you .bashrc or .bash_profile

alias git='LANG=en_US.UTF-8 git'

If LANG doesn't work, try LC_ALL or LANGUAGE

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run source .bashrc in command line – pondohva Jul 16 '13 at 13:56
@sergej Does the LANG=en_US.UTF-8 git command work for you? – Lucio Jul 16 '13 at 14:30
So it doesn't work. Before create an alias, you need to make this command work. Do you have the English language installed? – Lucio Jul 16 '13 at 14:58
try LC_ALL instead LANG – pondohva Jul 16 '13 at 17:33
For the discussion on LANG vs LANGUAGE vs LC_ALL: Why is overriding the LANG environment variable not changing the language for me? – gertvdijk Jul 24 '13 at 23:22

This worked for me:

echo "export LANGUAGE='en_US.UTF-8 git'" >> ~/.bashrc

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, git version 1.9.1

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