[scribus] Launching with "scribus -fi"

Owen Cook rcook at pcug.org.au
Fri Oct 29 03:03:31 CEST 2010

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 05:46:54PM -0700, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> One of the tidbits that I discovered while reading the Scribus manual
> was that launching Scribus from the command line with "scribus -fi"
> would list all installed fonts and duplicates. I have a lot of fonts
> installed on my Fedora 11 x86_64 computer, and I'm pretty sure I have
> at least a few duplicates. So I jumped at the opportunity to get a list
> of duplicates in order to do a little housecleaning.
> Unfortunately, although I made the terminal window as tall as I could,
> it listed too many and the top portion was cut off. However, there is
> an even bigger puzzle. In the list of duplicates I found dozens and
> dozens of lines like the following two (sorry about the word wrap in
> the e-mail):
> Loading font /home/jjj/.fonts/KozMinStd-ExtraLight.otf (found using
> fontconfig) 
> Font /home/jjj/.fonts/KozMinStd-ExtraLight.otf(1) is
> duplicate of /home/jjj/.fonts/KozMinStd-ExtraLight.otf(1)
> Apparently fontconfig is messing up the report, since the font in the
> above example appears only in ~/fonts/ and is not really a duplicate. I
> don't know what fontconfig is or how to shut it up. Or how to tell
> Scribus to ignore it. Or if I should tell Scribus to ignore it.
> Some education would be helpful.

herewith some education

/opt/scribus14/bin/scribus-1.3.9.svn -fi 2>&1 | tee -a /home/member/start.txt

Replace the obvious with the relevant


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