Provided by: fontconfig_2.6.0-1ubuntu4_i386 bug


       fc-cache - build font information cache files


       fc-cache  [  -fsvV?  ]  [  --force  ] [ --system-only ] [ --verbose ] [
       --version ] [ --help ] [ dirs ]


       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.


       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.


              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.


       fc-list (1).

       The     fontconfig     user’s     guide,      in      HTML      format:


       This  manual  page was written by Keith Packard <> and
       Josselin Mouette <>.

                                  05 May 2008                      FC-CACHE(1)