xlsfonts - server font list displayer for X
xlsfonts [-options...] [-fn pattern]
This option specifies the X server to contact. 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.
This option specifies the width in characters that should
be used in figuring out how many columns to print. The
default is 79. 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).
This option specifies the font name pattern to match.
The xlsfonts command lists the fonts 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
The "*" and "?" characters must be quoted to prevent them
from being expanded by the shell.
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.
X(1X), Xserver(1X), xset(1X), xfd(1X)
Mark Lillibridge, MIT Project Athena; Jim Fulton, MIT X
Consortium; Phil Karlton, SGI
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