CHKFONTPATH

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NAME

chkfontpath − simple interface for adding, removing, and listing directories in the X font server’s path

SYNOPSIS

chkfontpath [--add <dir>] [--remove <path>] [--list] [--help]

DESCRIPTION

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 containing fonts. --add <dir> allows you to add a directory to the path. --remove <dir> allows you to remove a directory from the path. You may query the directories currently in the path with --list; this is also the default behavior when no options are specified.

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.

RETURN CODES

chkfontpath returns 0 on success, or 1 on error.

FILES

/etc/X11/fs/config - configuration file for the X font server (xfs)

SEE ALSO

xfs(1),fslsfonts(1)

AUTHOR

Preston Brown <pbrown@redhat.com>