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I have updated locale settings from UI in Settings -> Region and language -> Formats in Ububntu 18.

I can't find where these settings are stored in the OS.

So far I checked

  • /etc/default/locale
  • ~/.profile
  • ~/.bashrc
  • /etc/environment

but my changes reflected nowhere

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The user specific settings are stored in ~/.pam_environment. If there is only one user account on the system, the settings are concurrently stored in /etc/default/locale too.

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Changes in Settings -> Region and language -> Formats are stored in an unordered database: ~/.config/dconf/user

You can access and change these values through the settings you mentioned in your question, through dconf, or dconf-editor.

The setting is stored in /system/locale/region, using US as the example:

/system/locale/region
  'en_US.UTF-8'
  • Note that the user database is a binary file and as such cannot be directly edited by text editors like nano or vi – Smurfz87 Oct 30 '19 at 9:21
  • If your intention is to use the knowledge in a script, you can alter the value like so from CLI: dconf write /system/locale/region "'en_US.UTF-8'" - note the double string quotation – Smurfz87 Oct 30 '19 at 9:27
  • Well, yes and no. GNOME sets that value, but it's not used on an Ubuntu desktop. Ubuntu instead saves it in and reads from ~/.pam_environment. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Oct 30 '19 at 11:12
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Settings appeared to be in ~/.pam_environment although my user is admin account. Ubuntu 18.04

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