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CHKFONTPATH(8)				  Red Hat, Inc. 			   CHKFONTPATH(8)

NAME
       chkfontpath - simple interface for adding, removing, and listing directories in the X font
       server's path

SYNOPSIS
       chkfontpath [-lqfh] [-a name of directory to add] [-r name of directory to remove]

DESCRIPTION
       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.

       -l, --list
	      List all directories in the font path.

       -q, --quiet
	      Quiet  operation;  don't	display  any  output to the screen, even when there is an
	      error during operation.

       -f, --first
	      Requires usage of the add command; puts the specified directory first in	the  font
	      path, rather than last.

       -h, --help
	      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.

RETURN CODES
       chkfontpath returns 0 on success, or 1 on error.

FILES
       /etc/X11/fs/config
	      Configuration file for the X font server (xfs).

SEE ALSO
       xfs(1),fslsfonts(1)

AUTHOR
       Written by Preston Brown <pbrown@redhat.com>

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <http://bugzilla.redhat.com>.

COPYRIGHT
       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)
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