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xlsfonts - list fonts available to X server
xlsfonts [ -display
host:dpy ] [ -l ] [ -ll ] [ -lll ] [ -m ] [ -C ] [ -1 ] [ -w width ] [ -n columns ] [ -u ] [ -o ] [ -fn
pattern ] [ -v ]
Xlsfonts lists the fonts available on an X server that match the given pattern.
The wildcard character "*" may be used to match any sequence of characters
(including none), and "?" to match any single character. If no pattern is
given, "*" is assumed.
The "*" and "?" characters must be quoted to prevent
them from being expanded by the shell.
- -display host:dpy
- This option specifies the X server to contact.
- -d host:dpy
- Same as -display host:dpy.
- Lists some attributes of the font on one line in addition to its name.
- Lists font properties in addition to -l output.
- Lists character metrics in addition to -ll output.
- This option indicates that long listings should also print the minimum and maximum bounds of each font.
- This option indicates that listings should use multiple columns. This is the same as -n 0.
- This option indicates that listings should use a single column. This is the same as -n 1.
- -w width
- This option specifies the width in characters that should be used in figuring out how many columns to print. The default
- -n columns
- This option specifies the number of columns to use in
displaying the output. By default, it will attempt to fit as many columns
of font names into the number of character specified by -w width.
- This option indicates that the output should be left unsorted.
- This option indicates that xlsfonts should do an OpenFont (and QueryFont, if appropriate)
rather than a ListFonts. This is useful if ListFonts or ListFontsWithInfo
fail to list a known font (as is the case with some scaled font systems).
- -fn pattern
- This option specifies the font name pattern to match.
- This option that xlsfonts should print out the program version and exit.
Doing xlsfonts -l can tie up your X server for a very long time.
This is really a bug with single-threaded non-preemptable servers, not with this program.
- DISPLAY must be set to get the default host and display to use.
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