XLSFONTS(1) MachTen Programmer’s Manual XLSFONTS(1)

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

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.

-l Lists some attributes of the font on one line in
addition to its name.

-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

-C This option indicates that listings should use
multiple columns. 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.

-w width
This option specifies the width in characters that
should be used in figuring out how many columns to
print. The default is 79.

-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.

-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).

-fn pattern
This option specifies the font name pattern to

X(1), Xserver(1), xset(1), xfd(1), X Logical Font Descrip-
tion Conventions

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

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