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

NAME
       fc-cache - build font information cache files

SYNOPSIS
       fc-cache [ -fsvV? ] [ --force ] [ --system-only ] [ --verbose ] [ --version ] [ --help ] [
       dirs ]

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       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.

FILES
       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.

SEE ALSO
       fc-list (1).

       The   fontconfig  user's  guide,  in  HTML  format:  /usr/share/doc/fontconfig/fontconfig-
       user.html.

AUTHOR
       This manual page was written by Keith Packard  <keithp@keithp.com>  and	Josselin  Mouette
       <joss@debian.org>.

					   05 May 2008				      FC-CACHE(1)
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