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CHKFONTPATH(8)			 Red Hat, Inc.			CHKFONTPATH(8)



NAME
       chkfontpath - simple interface for adding, removing, and listing direc-
       tories in the X font server's path


SYNOPSIS
       chkfontpath [-lqfh] [-a name of directory to add] [-r name of directory
       to remove]


DESCRIPTION
       chkfontpath  provides  a	 simple	 method of configuring the directories
       contained in the X font server's path.  As of Red Hat 6.0, all fonts in
       X  are  served  via  this separate font server process, not through the
       main X server process.  This speeds up font rendering, and also	allows
       use of font servers which are not running on the local host.

       chkfontpath  is mainly used by rpm in its %post and %postun sections to
       add and remove new directories to the server's config file at installa-
       tion and de-installation time of packages containing fonts.


       -a, --add=name of directory to add
	      Add a directory to the font path.

       -r, --remove=name of directory to remove
	      Remove a directory from the font path.

       -l, --list
	      List all directories in the font path.

       -q, --quiet
	      Quiet  operation;	 don't	display any output to the screen, even
	      when there is an error during operation.

       -f, --first
	      Requires usage of the add command; puts the specified  directory
	      first in the font path, rather than last.

       -h, --help
	      Show detailed help on the command line.


       When  directories  are  added to the path, some sanity checking is per-
       formed to make sure you are not adding a	 directory  without  the  file
       fonts.dir  contained in it, which the server needs to be able to render
       fonts properly.	When a path is succesfully added or removed,  the  xfs
       process is restarted if it is currently running.


RETURN CODES
       chkfontpath returns 0 on success, or 1 on error.


FILES
       /etc/X11/fs/config
	      Configuration file for the X font server (xfs).


SEE ALSO
       xfs(1),fslsfonts(1)


AUTHOR
       Written by Preston Brown <pbrown@redhat.com>

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <http://bugzilla.redhat.com>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 1999-2001 Red Hat, Inc. All rights reserved.
       This  is	 free  software; see the source for copying conditions.
       There is NO warranty; not even for  MERCHANTIBILITY  or	FITNESS
       FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.



4th Berkeley Distribution	Thu Jan 18 2001			CHKFONTPATH(8)
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