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       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 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.

       -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:


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

                                 Aug 13, 2008