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.
fc-cache [ -fsvV? ] [ --force ] [ --system-only ] [ --verbose ] [ --version ] [ --help ] [ dirs ]
This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes ('-'). A summary of options is included below.
Force re-generation of apparently up-to-date cache files, overriding the timestamp checking.
Only scan system-wide directories, omitting the places located in the user's home directory.
Display status information while busy.
Show summary of options.
Show version of the program and exit.
A list of directories to scan for fonts.