X11R7.4 - man page for fc-cache (x11r4 section 1)
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fc-cache - build font information cache files
fc-cache [ -fsvV? ] [ --force ] [ --system-only ] [ --verbose ] [ --version ] [ --help ] [
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.
Force re-generation of apparently up-to-date cache files, overriding the timestamp
Only scan system-wide directories, omitting the places located in the user's home
Display status information while busy.
Show summary of options.
Show version of the program and exit.
dirs A list of directories to scan for fonts.
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.
The fontconfig user's guide, in HTML format: /usr/share/doc/fontconfig/fontconfig-
This manual page was written by Keith Packard <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Josselin Mouette
05 May 2008 FC-CACHE(1)
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