frysk-fc-cache

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>.



                                   03 May 2007                       FC-CACHE(1)