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fc-scan - scan font files or directories

fc-scan [ -Vh ]

[ [ -f format ] [ --format format ] ] [ --version ] [ --help ] file...

fc-scan scans file(s) recursively and prints out font pattern for each face found.

This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

Format output according to the format specifier format.
Show version of the program and exit.
Show summary of options.
Scan file recursively for font faces.

fc-scan returns error code 0 if at least one font was found or 1 otherwise.

fc-query(1) FcFileScan(3) FcDirScan(3) FcPatternFormat(3) fc-cat(1) fc-cache(1) fc-list(1) fc-match(1) fc-pattern(1)

The fontconfig user's guide, in HTML format: /usr/share/doc/fontconfig/fontconfig-user.html.

This manual page was updated by Behdad Esfahbod <>.

January 15, 2009