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       fc-cache - build font information cache files


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


       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.


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

       -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, overriding the  timestamp

       -r     Erase all existing cache files and rescan.

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

       -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 non-zero.


              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-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/fontconfig/fontconfig-


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

                                           Aug 13, 2008                               FC-CACHE(1)