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Updated: Thu Jan 18 2001
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chkfontpath - simple interface for adding, removing, and listing
directories in the X font server's path
chkfontpath [-lqfh] [-a name of directory to add]
[-r name of directory to remove]
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
- -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 properly. When a path is succesfully added or removed,
the xfs process is restarted if it is currently running.
chkfontpath returns 0 on success, or 1 on error.
Configuration file for the X font server (xfs).
Written by Preston Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Report bugs to <http://bugzilla.redhat.com>.
Copyright © 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 MERCHANTIBILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
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