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xlsfonts - server font list displayer for X
xlsfonts [-options ...] [-fn pattern]
Xlsfonts lists the fonts that match the given pattern. The wildcard
character "*" may be used to match any sequence of characters (includ-
ing 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.
This option specifies the X server to contact.
-l Lists some attributes of the font on one line in addition to
-ll Lists font properties in addition to -l output.
-lll Lists character metrics in addition to -ll output.
-m This option indicates that long listings should also print the
minimum and maximum bounds of each font.
-C This option indicates that listings should use multiple col-
umns. This is the same as -n 0.
-1 This option indicates that listings should use a single column.
This is the same as -n 1.
This option specifies the width in characters that should be
used in figuring out how many columns to print. The default is
This option specifies the number of columns to use in display-
ing the output. By default, it will attempt to fit as many
columns of font names into the number of character specified by
-u This option indicates that the output should be left unsorted.
-o 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).
This option specifies the font name pattern to match.
X(7), Xserver(1), xset(1), xfd(1), X Logical Font Description Conven-
DISPLAY to get the default host and display to use.
Doing ``xlsfonts -l'' can tie up your server for a very long time.
This is really a bug with single-threaded non-preemptable servers, not
with this program.
Mark Lillibridge, MIT Project Athena; Jim Fulton, MIT X Consortium;
Phil Karlton, SGI
4.5.0 XFree86 XLSFONTS(1)