CHKFONTPATH(8)                                     CHKFONTPATH(8)

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  pro-
       cess.   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.

       When directories are added to the path, some sanity check-
       ing  is performed to make sure you are not adding a direc-
       tory 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>

                         MON FEB 15 1999                        1