Re: [dwm] [PATCH] An experiment with X resources

From: Kai Grossjohann <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 00:44:59 +0200

On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 10:58:40PM +0200, markus schnalke wrote:

> > .Xresources
> just want to mention, that this file's name '.Xresources' has changed to
> '.Xdefaults' in newer versions of X

~/.Xdefaults is read by the client on startup. (This is important for
remote clients -- the ~/.Xdefaults file of the machine running the X
client, not the machine running the X server, is read.)

~/.Xresources is feed to xrdb during the X session startup phase. The
resources are stored by the X server (in main memory, I guess). (In the
case of remote clients, the file on the machine running the X server is

Besides the machine, it is also relevant that xrdb preprocesses the file
with ccp. I use that feature a lot.

Received on Wed Sep 26 2007 - 00:45:00 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Sun Jul 13 2008 - 14:55:43 UTC