Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Sun Apr 16 08:38:14 UTC 2006

On Sun, 16 Apr 2006 10:21:15 +0300
Avraham Hanadari <rufus at> wrote:

> So far I've spent a couple of hours painfully keying in the sudo command 
> for each font and then requesting the reconfigure for the batch.

If all your fonts are in one directory, you can do something like

sudo cp *.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/

You can check that this will do what you expect it to do by issuing

ls *.ttf

in the directory from which you are doing the copy.

If you really *must* do it the GUI way <grin> , you can start nautilus with

gksudo nautilus

(it will probably complain about session authentication, but still start

then do the drag-and-drop thing. If you do that, be *very* careful
though... and close nautilus at the earliest opportunity. It's just too
easy to break your system if you forget that nautilus is running as root.

I would do the batch copy as above, personally, from the command line.



Linux User #343161 

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list