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Alternative Methods of Changing the Current Font Path

The NCDware System Administrator's Guide for Unix Systems describes using the pref-font-path parameter in a remote configuration file or the Console (Setup -> Change User Preferences -> Fonts -> Current Font Path) to set the current font path. This section describes two additional methods.

Changing the Current Font Path-Using TELNET

You can modify the current font path through TELNET terminal emulation or using TELNET from a host. You can modify the font path of the terminal you are using or a remote terminal.

This method requires the User Preferences daemon read/write password or the Configuration daemon read/write password.

Complete the following steps to modify the current font path using TELNET:

  1. Start a TELNET session using one of the following methods:

  2. After the Password: prompt, enter the read/write password for the relevant daemon.

  3. After the TELNET prompt (>), enter the command to modify the pref-font-path parameter shown in Table 7-4 (not saved in NVRAM). For example:

    > pref-font-path = {
      { built-ins }
      { tcp/mohawk:7000 }}

  4. Enter the apply command to put the new current font path into effect:

    > apply

  5. Enter a quit command to exit from the Terminal Emulator or the TELNET application:

    > quit

Table 7-4 pref-font-path Parameter
Table Entry
Possible Values
font-path-entry default The same as the font path defined in the xserver-default-font-path table.
font path A specified font path that may include font servers as well as font directories and built-in fonts.

Changing the Current Font Path-Using the xset Client

To modify the current font path using the xset client, enter one of the following commands:

Table 7-5 Setting the Current Font Path-xset Commands
xset +fp directory Prefixes directory to the font path
xset fp+ directory Appends directory to the font path
xset -fp directory Deletes directory from the font path

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