vim-runtime: What is /usr/share/consolefonts/far-a01.pcf.gz ?

Harald Geyer Harald.Geyer at
Wed Jan 25 17:02:16 UTC 2006


$ dpkg -S /usr/share/consolefonts/far-a01.pcf.gz
vim-runtime: /usr/share/consolefonts/far-a01.pcf.gz

$ dpkg -l vim-runtime
ii  vim-runtime    6.4-006+1      Vi IMproved - Runtime files

$ ls -l /usr/share/consolefonts/far-a01.pcf.gz
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 5350 2005-12-23 01:53 /usr/share/consolefonts/far-a01.pcf.gz

$ gzip -d </usr/share/consolefonts/far-a01.pcf.gz >/tmp/far-a01.pcf
$ file /tmp/far-a01.pcf
/tmp/far-a01.pcf: X11 Portable Compiled Font data, LSB first

# consolechars -f /usr/share/consolefonts/far-a01.pcf.gz
Cannot (yet) load a non-seekable RAW file
read_simple_font(): Invalid argument

What is this file? Why is it executable? Why is it in this directory, if it
is related to X?


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