MAN page from OpenSuSE fontconfig-2.8.0-86.10.TM.x86_64.rpm
Updated: Aug 13, 2008Index
fc-cache - build font information cache files
fc-cache [ -fsvVh ] [ --force ] [ --system-only ] [ --verbose ] [ --version ] [ --help ] [ dir... ]
fc-cache scans the font directories onthe system and builds font information cache files forapplications using fontconfig for their font handling.
If directory arguments are not given,fc-cache uses each directory in thecurrent font configuration. Each directory is scanned forfont files readable by FreeType. A cache is created whichcontains properties of each font and the associated filename.This cache is used to speed up application startup when usingthe fontconfig library.
Note that fc-cache must be executedonce per architecture to generate font information customizedfor that architecture.
This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax,with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary ofoptions is included below.
- Force re-generation of apparently up-to-date cache files,overriding the timestamp checking.
- Only scan system-wide directories, omitting the placeslocated in the user's home directory.
- Display status information while busy.
- Show summary of options.
- Show version of the program and exit.
- Directory to scan for fonts.
- These files are generated by fc-cacheand contain maps from file names to font properties. They areread by the fontconfig library at application startup to locateappropriate fonts.
The fontconfig user's guide, in HTML format:/usr/share/doc/packages/fontconfig/fontconfig-user.html.
This manual page was written by Keith Packard<firstname.lastname@example.org> and Josselin Mouette <jossAATTdebian.org>.
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