XLSFONTS 1 "Release 5" "X Version 11"

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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 (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.


This option specifies the X server to contact.

This option indicates that medium, long, and very long listings, respectively, should be generated for each font.
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).


X(1), Xserver(1), xset(1), xfd(1)


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.


Copyright 1988, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
See X(1) for a full statement of rights and permissions.


Mark Lillibridge, MIT Project Athena; Jim Fulton, MIT X Consortium; Phil Karlton, SGI