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MAN page from OpenSuSE fontconfig-2.8.0-86.10.TM.x86_64.rpm

FC-CACHE

Section: (1)
Updated: Aug 13, 2008
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NAME

fc-cache - build font information cache files 

SYNOPSIS

fc-cache [ -fsvVh ] [ --force ] [ --system-only ] [ --verbose ] [ --version ] [ --help ] [ dir... ]  

DESCRIPTION

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. 

OPTIONS

This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax,with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary ofoptions is included below.

-f
Force re-generation of apparently up-to-date cache files,overriding the timestamp checking.
-s
Only scan system-wide directories, omitting the placeslocated in the user's home directory.
-v
Display status information while busy.
-h
Show summary of options.
-V
Show version of the program and exit.
dir
Directory to scan for fonts.
 

FILES

%cachdir%/*-%arch%.cache-2
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.
 

SEE ALSO

fc-cat(1)fc-list(1)fc-match(1)fc-query(1)fc-scan(1)

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

AUTHOR

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


 

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