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parse and show pattern

see also : fc-cat - fc-cache - fc-list - fc-match - fc-query - fc-scan


fc-pattern [ -cdVh ] [ --config ] [ --default ] [ [ -f format ] [ --format format ] ] [ --version ] [ --help ]

[ pattern [ element... ] ]

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fc-pattern parses pattern (empty pattern by default) and shows the parsed result. If --config is given, config substitution is performed on the pattern before being displayed. If --default is given, default substitution is performed on the pattern before being displayed.

If any elements are specified, only those are printed.


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


Perform config substitution on pattern.


Perform default substitution on pattern.


Format output according to the format specifier format.


Show version of the program and exit.


Show summary of options.


Parses and displays pattern (uses empty pattern by default).


If set, the element property is displayed for parsed pattern.

see also

FcNameParse FcConfigSubstitute FcDefaultSubstitute FcPatternPrint FcPatternFormat fc-cat fc-cache fc-list fc-match fc-query fc-scan

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


This manual page was updated by Behdad Esfahbod <behdad[:at:]behdad[:dot:]org>.

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