build font information cache files
see also :
fc-cat - fc-list - fc-match - fc-pattern - fc-query - fc-scan
[ -frsvVh ] [ --force ] [
--really-force ] [ --system-only ] [
--verbose ] [ --version ] [ --help ] [
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scans the font directories on the system and builds font
information cache files for applications using fontconfig
for their font handling.
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.
fc-cache must be executed once per architecture to
generate font information customized for that
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 checking.
Erase all existing cache files and rescan.
Only scan system-wide directories, omitting the places
located 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-cache and contain maps
from file names to font properties. They are read by the
fontconfig library at application startup to locate appropriate
fc-list fc-match fc-pattern
user’s guide, in HTML format:
page was written by Keith Packard <keithp[:at:]keithp[:dot:]com>
and Josselin Mouette <joss[:at:]debian[:dot:]org>.