CHKFONTPATH(8) Red Hat, Inc. CHKFONTPATH(8)
chkfontpath - simple interface for adding, removing, and listing direc-
tories in the X font server's path
chkfontpath [-lqfh] [-a name of directory to add] [-r name of directory
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.
List all directories in the font path.
Quiet operation; don't display any output to the screen, even
when there is an error during operation.
Requires usage of the add command; puts the specified directory
first in the font path, rather than last.
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.
chkfontpath returns 0 on success, or 1 on error.
Configuration file for the X font server (xfs).
Written by Preston Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Report bugs to <http://bugzilla.redhat.com>.
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)