Following up on shell(locale) problem

Jeff Massung massung at
Tue Mar 1 16:13:58 EST 2011

It's possible that when you launch you are using BASH and that
LC is using SH (or something other than BASH) that doesn't have the
localization environment setup the same?

That's just a guess.

Jeff M.

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at>wrote:

> Hoping someone might come up with some help.  To recap, if I execute the
> command
> locale -k LC_NUMERIC
> ...from Terminal on my Mac, the output is
> decimal_point="."
> thousands_sep=","
> grouping="3;3"
> However, if I use the LC Shell command to issue the same command and put
> the output into a field, it gives me:
> decimal_point="."
> thousands_sep=
> grouping="0"

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