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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for fc-cache (opensolaris section 1)

FC-CACHE(1)															       FC-CACHE(1)

fc-cache - build font information cache files
cc [ flag... ] file... -lfontconfig [ library... ] fc-cache [ -fsvV? ] [ --force ] [ --system-only ] [ --verbose ] [ --version ] [ --help ] [ dirs ]
fc-cache scans the font directories on the system and builds font information cache files for applications using fontconfig for their font handling. If directory arguments are not given, fc-cache uses each directory in the current font configuration. Each directory is scanned for font files readable by FreeType. A cache is created which contains properties of each font and the associated filename. This cache is used to speed up application startup when using the fontconfig library. Note that fc-cache must be executed once per architecture to generate font information customized for that architecture. On a subsequent run, fc-cache will augment the cache information files with the information for the new architecture.
This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. -f --force Force re-generation of apparently up-to-date cache files, overriding the timestamp checking. -s --system-only Only scan system-wide directories, omitting the places located in the user's home directory. -v --verbose Display status information while busy. -? --help Show summary of options. -V --version Show version of the program and exit. dirs A list of directories to scan for fonts.
fonts.cache-2 These files are generated by fc-cache and contain maps from file names to font properties. They are read by the fontconfig library at application startup to locate appropriate fonts.
fc-list(1). The fontconfig user's guide, in HTML format: /usr/share/doc/fontconfig/fontconfig-user.html.
This manual page was written by Keith Packard <> and Josselin Mouette <>.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWfontconfig | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Volatile | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |See XInitThreads(3X11) | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
fc-cache is run automatically at system boot to ensure font caches are up to date via the fc-cache service. The fc-cache service is man- aged by the service management facility, smf(5), under the service identifier: svc:/application/font/fc-cache Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(1M). The ser- vice's status can be queried using the svcs(1) command. 04 November 2007 FC-CACHE(1)