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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  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.  On a subsequent
       run, fc-cache will augment the cache information files with the	infor-
       mation 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, over-
	      riding 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/fontcon-
       fig/fontconfig-user.html.

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



				16 January 2007			   FC-CACHE(1)
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