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FC-CACHE(1)                                                        FC-CACHE(1)

       fc-cache - build font information cache files

       fc-cache [ -fsvVh ]  [ --force ]  [ --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

       Note  that  fc-cache  must  be  executed once per architecture to generate font information customized for that

       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 re-generation of apparently up-to-date cache files, overriding the timestamp checking.

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

       -v     Display status information while busy.

       -h     Show summary of options.

       -V     Show version of the program and exit.

       dir    Directory 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-cat(1) fc-list(1) fc-match(1) fc-query(1) fc-scan(1)

       The fontconfig user's guide, in HTML format: /usr/share/doc/fontconfig/fontconfig-user.html.

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

                                 Aug 13, 2008                      FC-CACHE(1)