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



NAME
       chkfontpath - simple interface for adding, removing, and listing directories 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 installation 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 performed 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 prop-
       erly.  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 <pbrownATredhat.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  MER-
       CHANTIBILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.



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