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chkfontpath - simple interface for adding, removing, and listing directories in the X font
chkfontpath [-lqfh] [-a name of directory to add] [-r name of directory to remove]
chkfontpath provides a simple method of configuring the directories contained in the X
font server's path. As of Red Hat 6.0, all fonts in X are served via this separate font
server process, not through the main X server process. This speeds up font rendering, and
also allows use of font servers which are not running on the local host.
chkfontpath is mainly used by rpm in its %post and %postun sections to add and remove new
directories to the server's config file at installation and de-installation time of pack-
ages containing fonts.
-a, --add=name of directory to add
Add a directory to the font path.
-r, --remove=name of directory to remove
Remove a directory from the font path.
List all directories in the font path.
Quiet operation; don't display any output to the screen, even when there is an
error during operation.
Requires usage of the add command; puts the specified directory first in the font
path, rather than last.
Show detailed help on the command line.
When directories are added to the path, some sanity checking is performed to make sure you
are not adding a directory without the file fonts.dir contained in it, which the server
needs to be able to render fonts properly. When a path is succesfully added or removed,
the xfs process is restarted if it is currently running.
chkfontpath returns 0 on success, or 1 on error.
Configuration file for the X font server (xfs).
Written by Preston Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Report bugs to <http://bugzilla.redhat.com>.
Copyright (C) 1999-2001 Red Hat, Inc. All rights reserved.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO war-
ranty; not even for MERCHANTIBILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
4th Berkeley Distribution Thu Jan 18 2001 CHKFONTPATH(8)