[Fontconfig] Configuration File Format

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Thu Jan 13 09:17:22 EST 2005

Around 14 o'clock on Jan 12, "Sharon Lam" wrote:

> Is there a way to turn off the default of the cache file so that
> the .fonts.cache-1 file will not be created for the per-user cache?

No there isn't.  You can, of course, point the cache file at a 
non-existant directory, which will (silently) fail to work.  This will 
have a similar effect, unless somehow the named direction is created at 
some point in the future.

Note that if you have any font directories which are out of sync with 
their cache files, every application in the system will rescan those fonts 
to compute their own version of the font information.  As a correlary, if 
every directory is in sync, the .fonts.cache-1 file will be empty.
Can you explain what problem you're trying to solve?  Perhaps there's a 
different solution than not having a per-user cache file.


-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 228 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/fontconfig/attachments/20050112/f893dbab/attachment.pgp

More information about the Fontconfig mailing list