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.
The fontconfig user's guide, in HTML format: /usr/share/doc/fontconfig/fontconfig-user.html.
This manual page was written by Keith Packard <[email protected]> and Josselin Mouette <[email protected]>.