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Linux in a Nutshell

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fc-cache [options] [dirs]

Create font information caches for fontconfig system. This enables applications that use fontconfig to load fonts more rapidly. If no directory is specified, the current font configuration directories are used. Only fonts readable by FreeType are cached.



Regenerate cache files, even if they seem to be up to date.


Scan directories of fonts for the whole system, not the fonts in the user's home directory.


Verbose mode: display status information during operation.


Display version information.


Display help information.

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