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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>.

                                  05 May 2008                      FC-CACHE(1)

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