Any tutorial on the mysteries of .Xresources file?

John Vetterli jvetterli-zC6tqtfhjqE at
Fri Nov 4 16:08:17 UTC 2005

On Fri, 4 Nov 2005, Sacha Chua wrote:
> "Walter Dnes" <waltdnes-SLHPyeZ9y/tg9hUCZPvPmw at> writes:
>> display -font -misc-fixed-medium-o-normal--0-0-75-75-c-0-iso8859-1 original.tif
>> ...each time I start the program.  Yes, I can use gqview, but I'd like
> ...
>> display*font: -misc-fixed-medium-o-normal--0-0-75-75-c-0-iso8859-1
> You might need to xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources after changing it.
> has a
> brief introduction.

Some programs will try to read resources from a $HOME/.Xdefaults file. 
Also, on my system at least, display reads its resources from 
$HOME/.displayrc .

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