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

       fc-cache - build font information cache files

       fc-cache  [  -EfrsvVh  ]  [ --error-on-no-fonts ]  [ --force ]  [ --re-
       ally-force ]  [  [ -y dir ]  [ --sysroot dir ]  ]  [ --system-only ]  [
       --verbose ]  [ --version ]  [ --help ]  [ dir... ]

       fc-cache  scans  the font directories on the system and builds font in-
       formation 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 proper-
       ties 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.

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

       -E     Raise an error if there are no fonts in dir  or  directories  in
              the configuration if not given.

       -f     Force  re-generation of apparently up-to-date cache files, over-
              riding the timestamp checking.

       -r     Erase all existing cache files and rescan.

       -s     Only scan system-wide directories, omitting the  places  located
              in the user's home directory.

       -v     Display status information while busy.

       -y     Prepend dir to all paths for scanning.

       -h     Show summary of options.

       -V     Show version of the program and exit.

       dir    Directory to scan for fonts.

       fc-cache  returns  zero if the caches successfully generated. otherwise

              These files are generated by fc-cache and contain maps from file
              names  to  font  properties. They are read by the fontconfig li-
              brary at application startup to locate appropriate fonts.

       fc-cat(1) fc-list(1) fc-match(1) fc-pattern(1) fc-query(1) fc-scan(1)

       The fontconfig user's guide, in  HTML  format:  /usr/share/doc/fontcon-

       This  manual  page was written by Keith Packard <keithp@keithp.com> and
       Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org>.

                                 Aug 13, 2008                      FC-CACHE(1)
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