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

       fc-cache - build font information cache files

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

       fc-cache scans the font directories on the system and builds font
       information cache files for applications using fontconfig for their font

       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.

       -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.

              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.

       fc-list (1).

       The fontconfig user's guide, in HTML format:

       This manual page was written by Keith Packard <> and
       Josselin Mouette <>.

                                   03 May 2007                       FC-CACHE(1)