How to distribute an edited locale to multiple servers

How to distribute an edited locale to multiple servers

After you create your locale, you can customize the locale with WHM’s Locale Editor – Bulk Mode feature. (Home » Locales » Edit a Locale).

After you customize your locale, perform the following steps to distribute the locale to multiple servers:

Note: In the following example, Swiss High German (de_ch) is the customized locale.

On the source server:

  1. Log in to the server from the command line as the root user.
  2. Run the /scripts/locale_export --locale=de_ch command to export the locale.
  3. Distribute the /var/cpanel/locale/export/de_ch.xlf file to your target server or servers.
  • This command creates the /var/cpanel/locale/export/de_ch.xlf file.
  • To view more options that allow you to export the locale, run the /scripts/locale_export command with the --help flag.

For example, one method that you can use to export the file is to run the following command:

scp /var/cpanel/locale/export/de_ch.xlf root@trg.example.com:/var/cpanel/locale/export/de_ch.xlf

This command copies the locale file to the /var/cpanel/locale/export/de_ch.xlf location on the trg.example.com server.

On the target server

  1. Log in to the server from the command line as the root user.
  2. Run the /scripts/locale_import --locale=de_ch command to import the locale.
  • To view more options that allow you to import the locale, run the /scripts/locale_import command with the --help flag.

The Swiss High German (de_ch) locale is now available on the target servers.

Additional Information

There are several different approaches that you can use to distribute a locale to multiple servers. For example:

  • Set up a cron job to automate this process. For more information on this process, visit our cron jobs documentation.
  • Use FTP to distribute the locale file to your users’ servers. For more information on this process, visit our FTP Accounts documentation.

Warning: We strongly recommend that you do not directly edit the XML file. Instead, use WHM’s Locale Editor – Bulk Mode (Home » Locales » Edit a Locale)feature to edit the locale.


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