Defines the format for affirmative and negative system responses.
The LC_MESSAGES category of a locale definition source file defines the format for affirmative and negative system responses. This category begins with an LC_MESSAGES category header and terminates with an END LC_MESSAGES category trailer.
All operands for the LC_MESSAGES category are defined as strings or extended regular expressions enclosed by " " (double-quotation marks). These operands are separated from the keyword they define by one or more blanks. Two adjacent " " (double-quotation marks) indicate an undefined value. The following keywords are recognized in the LC_MESSAGES category:
|copy||Specifies the name of an existing locale to be used as the definition of this category. If a copy statement is included in the file, no other keyword can be specified.|
|yesexpr||Specifies an extended regular expression that describes the acceptable affirmative response to a question expecting an affirmative or negative response.|
|noexpr||Specifies an extended regular expression that describes the acceptable negative response to a question expecting an affirmative or negative response.|
|yesstr||A colon-separated string of acceptable affirmative responses. This string is accessible to applications through the nl_langinfo subroutine as nl_langinfo (YESSTR).|
|nostr||A colon-separated string of acceptable negative responses. This string is accessible to applications through the nl_langinfo subroutine as nl_langinfo (NOSTR).|
The following is an example of a possible LC_MESSAGES category listed in a locale definition source file:
LC_MESSAGES # yesexpr "([yY][[:alpha:]]*)|(OK)" noexpr "[nN][[:alpha:]]*" yesstr "Y:y:yes" nostr "N:n:no" # END LC_MESSAGES
This category of the locale definition source file format is part of the Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.
|/usr/lib/nls/loc/*||Specifies locale definition source files for supported locales.|
|/usr/lib/nls/charmap/*||Specifies character set description (charmap) source files for supported locales.|
The locale command, localedef command.
Character Set Description (charmap) Source File Format, Locale Definition Source File Format, Locale Method Source File Format.
For specific information about other locale categories and their keywords, see the LC_COLLATE category, LC_CTYPE category, LC_MONETARY category, LC_NUMERIC category, and LC_TIME category for the locale definition source file format.
Changing Your Locale and Understanding the Locale Definition Source File in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.